Ebonyi State Police Command has announced the arrest of a former Deputy National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Onwe Solomon Onwe for alleged gun running and kidnapping.
Also arrested is a Police Inspector attached the state command and alleged member of a gang , Francis Onyeka. He was arrested for attempting to release a suspect undergoing investigation .
Confirming the development to our Correspondent in his office , the state Police Public Relations Officer DSP George Okafor said Onwe has been empowering a notorious gang that has been terrorising the people through kidnapping and armed robbery.
“ Sometime ago , you must have heard about the killing of one of our policemen , a sergeant who was killed in April by hoodlums along Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway while trying to confront hoodlums who robbed someone in the area .
“ The hoodlums have been terrorising this town and it is the same group that kidnapped one Hilary at Umuoghara in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state which we tried our best to rescue him and in the process of rescuing him, there was a shootout between the police and the criminals and eventually that led to the death of one Ejike who was riding a Camry that was snatched from the owner sometime ago along convent road , Abakaliki here