The hoodlums attacked the station, set it ablaze and killed the police inspector.
Philip Maku, The Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police has revealed how thugs murdered Egu Omini, a police inspector and chopped off his manhood.
It will be recalled that hoodlums on Monday, October 26, attacked and burnt down the Central Police Station in Abakaliki. The irate mob also reportedly destroyed and set ablaze cars, tricycles and motorcycles parked in the compound.
Maku, who disclosed this on Thursday October 29, in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the command, Loveth Odah, 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”.
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