The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested 10 persons in connection with the torture of a cleric, Oko Chukwu Obeni.
In a viral video, the pastor’s hands were tied to his back and he was flogged for making offensive comments on Facebook about leaders of the traditional council of his Amasiri community known as the Essa and Isi Oru.
The state police command spokesperson, Loveth Odah, said the police has arrested, Amadi Nyerere, the leader of the gang that tortured the cleric.
The Police Public Relations Officer said, Obeni suffered “multiple injuries all over his body” and that filthy water was poured on him.
“Subsequently, the leader of the Isi Oru Age Grade Mr. Julius Amadi Nyerere and nine others were arrested in connection with the crime were arrested,” she said.