Police provide update on whereabouts of Labour Party candidate

The police in Ebonyi on Monday said Linus Okorie, a Labour Party senatorial candidate in the state, was not abducted, but arrested by security operatives.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the police said Okorie was arrested over drug-related matters and incitement of violence.

Chris Anyanwu, the spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command who gave this update in a statement sent to this newspaper, urged the public to shun propaganda.

He said Okorie, a former member of the House of Representatives, had evaded several police invitations.

The police’s statement partly reads: “Okorie incited and provoked the violence that engulfed Onicha Community which led to suspected gunmen to unleash mayhem in the area in 2021.

“Hence, his case has now been taken over by the Police Command for a scrupulous investigation.”

The police added: “Secondly, Okorie was severally invited by the Security and Intelligence Bureau of the Command over a petition dated, March 23, authored by the State’s Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice, alleging that he was spreading fake news against Governor Dave Umahi.

“When invited by the SIB over the false allegations/petition, Okorie in his characteristic pompous manner refused vehemently to report. Rather he chose to file fallacious suits against the Police Command.

“It is also pertinent to mention that Okorie also have a pending case in which he is implicated in a drug-related offence where the suspects purported to be his agents were arrested for hard-drug sales and use at his City Hub Inn, Mile 50, Abakaliki.”

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button