Police probes torture, death of man in Ebonyi



Ebonyi Police Command is investigating the torturing to death of one Nnaogo Akpoke Anyim in Ivo local government area.

A video of the torture has since gone viral on social media with members of the state chapter of the Southeast security of outfit, Ebubeagu being accused of responsible for the victim’s fate.

Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah confirmed to The Nation the arrest of some of those involved in the torture and death of Anyim.

She said those involved were members of the outfit managed by Ivo local government council.

In the video circulating online, Anyim was tied hands back and tortured with axe by his captors said to be some operatives of the security outfit in the area.

He was said to have later died from the injuries he sustained during the torture.

He was accused of serially robbing and molesting women sexually and other alleged crime in the area.

Odah said some victims of the Anyim’s attacks are at the State Police clinic receiving treatment and condemned the torture of the suspect which led to his death.

“Nobody has a right to take a life no matter the offence the person has committed. The police in totality condemn jungle justice, self help, brutality of any kind”, she said

It was also reported that gunmen have reportedly killed and beheaded an Ebubeagu security operative in Ikwo local government area, Ebonyi state, Sunday Nwafor,

The incident occurred in Ekpelu, in the local government.

It was gathered that over five gunmen stormed the house of the victim, Sunday Nwafor while he was asleep in the night and shot him dead.

The gunmen dragged his body out of his room and cut of his head and took it away.

Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah while confirming the incident, said two suspects have been arrested by the Police.

She said:“According to the DPO of Ikwo police division, he said that some gunmen went to one Sunday Nwafor’s house.

“Sunday Nwafor is about 30 years old and a member of Ebubeagu security outfit, Ikwo local government area.

“So, the gunmen broke into his room while asleep and shot him dead. The dragged the body to outside the room and beheaded him.

“According to the wife who spoke to policemen, she said that before she heard a gunshot, she over-heard one of the hoodlums telling her husband that he left them in the bush and came back home to enjoy himself by collecting N30, 000 from the government.

“Two of the suspects have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. This act is barbaric and act of inhumanity.

“While are we recording these things in Ikwo? This is coming barely two weeks after recording the other Ebubeagu incident that the victim was also killed in this form and half burnt”

“The Commissioner of Police condemn in totality this kind of killing and has vowed to do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the remaining perpetrators are brought to book because according to the wife of the deceased, she said she sighted over five of the gunmen,” Odah said.

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