Community writes, requests Police Service Commission [PSC] to redeploy Senior Police officer
Leaders of the Amechi-Uwani and Obeagu villages in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State have requested that Superintendent of Police, Chidiebere Ijiomah, head of the Octopus Squad, be transferred outside of the state by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
This was contained in a letter addressed to PSC by the community by their legal representative, Kennedy Praise.
The leaders said they made the demand because the alleged various incidents of conspiracy between Ijomah Enugu State Police Command and others for repeatedly raising alleged false allegations and accusations against some respected indigenes of the community.
They said two of such indigenes of the community were arrested, detained, arraigned on holding charge basis and remanded in prison custody pending the legal advice from the Enugu State Ministry of Justice
They said the leaders have deemed it expedient and necessary to forward the letter to the police boss so as to complain against the alleged illegal and unlawful activities of Ijomah who has served under the Enugu State Police Command for a period in excess of 14 years.
The statement read: “It is pertinent to state here that the above mentioned individual who is acting as the agent of a private estate, has been in a running battle with the leaders over some large expanse of land belonging to them by virtue of inheritance,
“It is in furtherance of the above purpose that the indigenes of our client to wit; Ozor Onukwube Ogbodo and Mr. Okwudili Agah were arrested and detained at the instance of Ijomah who has been manufacturing all manner of unfounded allegations including but not limited to terrorism, kidnapping, cultism, rape, membership of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra as well as the Eastern Security Network activities against them just so that they will continue to remain in police detention,” the petition read.