Ebonyi Indigenes Demand Probe Into Escape Of 55 Suspects From Police Custody
The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded an immediate probe into circumstances that led to the mysterious escape of 55 suspects arrested in connection with killings in Effium communities.
President of the association, Paschal Oluchukwu, maintained those found wanting in the escape of the suspects must be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The claim of the escape of the suspects came hours after they were handed over to the state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Aliyu Garba, for their onward movement to the Police Command Headquarters in Abakaliki.
While describing the development as “a soap opera,” the association said it was outraged by news reports that 55 out of 66 hired militias, who were successfully arrested on Saturday afternoon at Okpoduma Village in Effium by the Nigerian military led by the GOC, Commanding 82 Division, Maj.-Gen. Taoreen Lagbaja, escaped from the custody of the Nigeria Police Force.