The Ebonyi state commissioner of police, Philip Maku has narrated how suspected hoodlums brutally murdered a police inspector, Egu Omini and cut off his manhood.
Recall that hoodlums on Monday, October 26, attacked and burnt down the Central Police Station in Abakaliki.
Cars, tricycles and motorcycles parked in the compound of the station were reportedly destroyed and set ablazed by the irate mob.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Loveth Odah on Thursday, October 29.
Maku said the hoodlums also snatched inspector Omini’s AK-47 rifle after attacking a police station.
According to the commissioner, the hoodlums regrouped in their large numbers on Monday and reinvaded the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, for the second time, setting the station ablaze including police patrol vehicles.
The statement read:
“Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt; they shot sporadically at the policemen, and as a result gruesomely murdered Insp. Egu Omini, cut off his private part and snatched his AK-47 riffle,”.
“On October 21, the first of the protest in the state, two policemen, Paul Akpu and PC Ali Samson sustained bullet injuries and two days later one of the victims, Akpu died while on admission at Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.
“The hoodlums proceeded to B Division KpiriKpiri/C Division Ekumenyi (Eke-Abe Police Station) and set the two stations on fire, after looting exhibit motorcycles, Plasma TVs, Fans and other valuables from the exhibit rooms.
“On Wednesday 28/10/2020 at about 4am, the hoodlums again stormed Ezza North Divisional Headquarters, vandalized the building, burnt two vehicles and Exhibit motorcycles. They shot and wounded One Insp. Okewu Sunday and snatched his AK-47 rifle. The victim is currently receiving treatment in the hospital,” the statement said.
“Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt; they shot sporadically at the Policemen, and as a result gruesomely murdered Insp. Egu Omini, cut off his private part and snatched his AK-47 riffle.