The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested the Chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Clement Odah, and the member representing Ohaukwu North State Constituency, Mr. Chinedu Awo.
PUNCH Metro reports that their arrest may not be unconnected to the recent killings and destruction of property in Effium and Ezza Effium communities, in the Ohaukwu Council area of the state.
The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Aliyu Garba, effected their arrest on Sunday.
Also arrested were some 30 other major stakeholders from the communities, including Coordinators of Effium and Effium South Development Centres, Mr Sunday Agbo, and Mrs. Eucharia Ogwale, respectively.
A former Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Special Assistant on Market Development, Emmanuel Uzor, as well as his counterpart in Charge of Parks Development, Mr. Emmanuel Igwe, were equally arrested.
A former lawmaker, who represented Ohaukwu North State Constituency and Governor David Umahi’s Special Assistant on Youth Development, Mr Frank Onwe, was also among those arrested.
The arrests, it was learnt, were on the orders of the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe.
No fewer than seven persons were killed while many sustained varying degrees of injuries as members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers clashed in Effium and Ezza Effium communities, in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, on Saturday.