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The Akwa Ibom Command of the Police Force has finally arrested almost ten suspects who invaded INEC ,Obot Akara local council of the state  on the eve of last week postponed elections the suspects killed one yet to be identified perso, burnt eleven and vandalized two

 

The Police Public Relations Officer, MacDon Ogbeche who on Monday paraded the suspects alongside other 66 suspects allegedly engaged in various electoral malpractices at the command headquarters, Ikot-Akpanabia, Uyo said the officers and men swung into action immediately they got a tip-off of the incident and arrested the suspects.

According to the PPRO who spoke on behalf of the Police Commissioner, CP Bashir Makama, the suspects who were all male included: Nkereuwem Etuk, Emaeyak Essiet, Daniel Umoh, Ekemini Jacob, Idongesit Etuk, Iniobong Akpan, Ifiok Etukudoh, Etuk Gregory, Udo Akaninyere and Wisdom Etteh. His words, “On the 15th of February , the eve of the 2019 general elections at about 10:05 pm, hoodlums at Obot Akara Local Government Area, close to INEC office macheted and killed one person whose identity is yet unknown, burnt down eleven buses and vandalized two.

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“The command acted swiftly and arrested ten persons in connection with the crime.”He also said that items recovered from them were two locally made short guns, twenty-five live cartridges, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, two machetes, Charms of different types, one knife, one scissors, hot drink, , dead bird, and human hairs. His words, “On the 15th of February 2019, the eve of the 2019 general elections at about 10:05 pm, hoodlums at Obot Akara Local Government Area, close to INEC office macheted and killed one person whose identity is yet unknown, burnt down eleven buses and vandalized two.The command acted swiftly and arrested ten persons in connection with the crime.

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He also said that items recovered from them were two locally made short guns, twenty-five live cartridges, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, two machetes, Charms of different types, one knife, one scissors, hot drink, phones, dead bird, and human hairs.

it will be recalled that in a related development Gunmen reportedly on military uniform have  attacked the vehicle belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Benue State.The vehicle was said to be conveying non-sensitive materials to one of the LGAs in the state.The State INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda made this known while addressing newsmen in the state.

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SOURCE: DAILYPOST,KEMI FILANI NEWS

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered police commanders to mobilize all operational assets and resources, to immediately stop the descent to anarchy across the country.

This follows the widespread of looting and arson by suspected hoodlums.

Adamu has directed commanders to reclaim the public space from “criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country.”

According to a statement by the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, the IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police, heads of police operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit, on October 24, 2020.

“In addition, CPs and heads of police formations in the various states had also been charged to mobilize their men and work in sync with the command CPs in the areas where they are domiciled, to dominate the public space and ensure peace and safety in the affected areas,” the statement added.

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JUST IN: 7 arrested over invasion of Sen. Folarin’s house

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No fewer than seven persons have been arrested in connection with the invasion of Sen. Teslim Folarin’s house in Ibadan on Saturday.
Mr Yinka Folarin, the lawmaker’s elder brother, told newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of (NAN) reports that some hoodlums had on Saturday invaded Folarin’s house, carting away items worth more than N200 million.
NAN reports that among the items carted away are about 300 motorcycles, deep freezers and food items.
He said that the suspected hoodlums were arrested at the residence of the lawmaker by the Oyo State joint security task force ‘Operation Burst’.
“Most of the equipment had been looted before the arrival of the security men, while seven of the them, identified by the residents, were arrested at the scene,” he said.
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The lawmaker’s elder brother said that the looted items were meant for the 11 local government areas constituting Oyo Central Senatorial District.
He said that the empowerment programme was postponed due to the ongoing protest.(NAN)

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