Ebonyi Traditional Ruler Arrested Over Community Crisis

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The traditional ruler of Igbeagu community in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State, Chief Ogbonnaya Ukwa, was arrested yesterday by the Police in the state, over alleged complicity in the crisis that ensued recently in the community.

Also apprehended in connection with the crisis which led to the destruction of houses and properties is Mr. Maurice Nkwuda, the husband of Igbeagu Development Centre Coordinator in the area, specifically Mrs Roseline Nkwuda.

Police Spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah confirmed the arrest, adding that investigation had already commenced to ascertain if they will face the wrath of the law.

“Yes they were arrested on Friday following the allegation by the community that they were behind the crisis in the area. They were later released after interrogation because of the police IGP’s policy of not congesting the cell to avoid Covid-19 infection,” the spokesman said.

However, Odah disclosed that they were told to report back to the Police Headquarters, Abakaliki on Monday with the coordinator.

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