Enugu Clash: Detained IPOB Member Receiving Treatment for Trial – Police


Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, CP Ahmed Abdurraman, has faulted the claim that the arrested member of Indigenous People of Biafra was chained and bleed to dead.

CP Abdurraman in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, and made available to newsmen in Enugu, said that the information was fabricated to mislead the public.

He explained that the police were treating the detained member of IPOB with a bullet wound to be fit for prosecution, calling on the general public particularly the people of Enugu State to disregard such information.

He warned that the command will not tolerate any act of columny against the police that is aimed at misinforming, misleading and causing tention in the hitherto very peaceful State.

He noted that any person or group found wanting will be made to face the full weight of the law.

The commissioner said the four others had already been charged to court and remanded in correctional service custody for the offences of conspiracy, treasonable felony, and murder.

He also denied the claim that the police demanded money for the bail of the suspect saying that the police has not request for money from any member of his family, nor arrested, detained, and released any one after extorting N 55,000 at Central Police Station , Enugu as alleged.

The attention of the Command has been drawn to a malicious claim making the rounds on social media that one Ofornedum Okafor, an IPOB member, was arrested and detained at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu alongside his grandfather by the police.

The social media publication alleged that they were detained on the order of the Commissioner of Police, who wants him to die in police custody where he is chained, rather than being treated from the bullets wounds his men illegally inflicted on him.

Furthermore , that the Police, according to the statement credited to one Emma Powerful, the spokesman of the proscribed group, is demanding for over N 200,000 bribe for his bail after extorting the sum of N 55,000 before releasing his grandfather.

And that the Commissioner will “ pay a heavy price ”should anything happen to the suspect.

In view of the above , the Command enjoins the general public, particularly residents of the State, to completely disregard such unfounded , baseless and spurious claims, which contain no iota of fact or truth.

The Command took and has been funding the treatment of the said suspect in the mentioned hospital so he can be fit enough to face pending charges against him and four others in the court of law.

The Command warns that such acts of calumny against the police and aimed at misinforming , misleading and causing tension in the hitherto very peaceful state and threat to the police , will not be tolerated from individuals or groups.

The Command notes that any person( s ) found wanting will be made to face the full weight of the law.

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