Ebonyi LG boss, 2 policemen arrested for stripping, flogging 15 yrs old girl

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EBONYI State Police command have arrested the Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre, Mr Ogbonnaya Ene Odi for his alleged role in the dehumanizing treatment meted out to an innocent teenager, Ukamaka in Ohaozara local government area of the state.

Uzoamaka The JSS2 student was allegedly stripped naked, dragged around on the ground and flogged under the orders of the Coordinator. Also arrested were the two policemen (names withheld) who allegedly arrested and took part in the ill-treatment of the 15 years old orphan.

Though, the Police Spokesman in the state refused to speak on the matter at press time, reliable sources in the Police command said the Police arrested the Coordinator after the news of his involvement in the incident went viral in the community. According to sources in the community, the incident which was recorded and circulated on social media took place inside the coordinator’s sitting room.

It was gathered that the arrest followed an order given to the Commissioner of Police, CP Peace Ibekwe Abdallah that all those involved in the incident should be arrested. The Police source said: “He has been arrested. The Governor told the CP to make sure all those involved are arrested and brought to book. The Police officers involved have also been arrested. The Police has since commenced investigation in the matter but were still waiting for the victim, Ukamaka to come and identify the suspects at the command (tomorrow) today; that is stalling the investigation a little bit. By tomorrow we are expecting her back to the state from Abuja”.

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