Ebonyi police parade 60 suspects for robbery, arson, recover rifles, charms
The Ebonyi State Command of the Nigerian Police Force, on Monday, paraded 60 criminal suspects in the state.
According to the police, the suspects were arrested on grounds of conspiracy, armed robbery, murder, arson, among other crimes.
The police said they were suspected for attacks on police stations and the killing of its personnel in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Aliyu Garba, stated this while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Abakaliki.
He said rifles, live tortoise, charms, arms and ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
He noted that the hoodlums were also responsible for the destruction of facilities belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state.
According to CP Garba, “At about 1830hrs of 23/5/2021, while acting on credible information, we suspected that the criminals were meeting at Agubia Ikwo in the resident of one Ebube Ivom ‘m’ age 31years, their suspected Sector Commander.
“The said meeting had in attendance a Cross River State-based native doctor (Ezemuo), who was invited to fortify members of the group with marks on different parts of their bodies as antidotes to bullets in preparation to attack Onueke Divisional Headquarters and INEC office both in Ezza South Local Government Area of the State by 8.30pm of the same day, 23th May 2021.”