#EndSARS: Suspect arrested over burning of police station in Imo | Dailytrust

#EndSARS: Suspect arrested over burning of police station in Imo

Men of the Imo State Police Command have arrested one person in connection with the burning of Aboh Mbaise and Ahiazu Mbaise Divisional Police headquarters.

The suspect was arrested by detectives led by CSP Ishaya Pam of Ahiazu police station, Daily Trust gathered.

It was also gathered that the man, identified as Ebuka Anyanwu, was arrested on July 21 while trying to set a school building ablaze.

On interrogation, he was said to have confessed to being part of the mob that razed the two police stations on October 22, 2020, during the EndSARS protests, which rocked the whole country.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Abutu Yaro, has condemned the lynching of three alleged armed robbers by some angry mob in the State on Saturday.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Mike Abatam, on Sunday, said it was against the law for anybody or group of persons to carry out jungle justice against suspected criminals.

The statement said the suspects should be taken to the police station for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

The suspects were lynched at Owerre Ebeiri in Orlu after they were caught stealing.

The statement added that, on July 24 at 6:30 am, the inhabitants of Owerre Ebeiri caught the three armed robbers while robbing some traders yet to be identified.

The robbers were beaten, tied and set ablaze before the Police patrol team arrived at the scene.

The police said efforts to arrest the perpetrators proved abortive as they all ran away on sighting the police patrol team.