Suspected hoodlums under the guise of #EndSARS protesters in Ebonyi State murdered a Police Inspector, Mr Egu Omini, and cut off his manhood.
Omini is one of the two policemen killed on Monday at the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, by the hoodlums who openly described themselves as Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) members.
His AK-47 rifle was also taken away by his assailants, who also burnt the station located near the International market in the city.
The name of the second policeman was given as Akpu Paul.
“Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt; they(hoodlums) 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,” said the Police Command spokesperson, Loveth Odah, yesterday.
Odah added in a statement that the attackers had on October 21 injured Paul , who later died at the Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital in the city.
The statement reads in part: “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.
“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, vandalised 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.”