Amakpaka group within the Mbaise Native Authorities Space of Imo State has been abandoned following a reported conflict between cops and a few youths.
The conflict was mentioned to have began within the early hours of Friday when officers reportedly stormed the group to arrest one Agu Ugochukwu, TheCable experiences.
In response to sources, Ugochukwu was accused of assaulting one Nick Akobundu, a retired police officer and the chief safety officer (CSO) of the Umuawada autonomous group.
Chima Uzoigwe, a resident of the group mentioned that Akobundu was crushed up over alleged high-handedness and intimidation.
“In return, Akobundu invited police to arrest Agu Ugochukwu who was among the many youths that assaulted him,” Uzoigwe mentioned.
“Policemen got here to arrest Agu Ugochukwu of their household home, however he was not at house as on the time of the arrest. Law enforcement officials then tried to arrest his brother, who was not in any manner concerned within the matter, and he resisted the arrest and that resulted within the fracas.
“One of many cops was injured, whereas Ugochukwu’s brother’s leg was additionally injured after which the cops left, and returned to the village, throughout which they set Ugochukwu’s father’s home ablaze.”
One other supply locally, who didn’t need to be named, additionally narrated the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“There was an incident involving the police and a household from Amakpaka Umuawada. The police set the person’s newly-built home on hearth,” the supply mentioned.
It was learnt that the ever-busy Orie-Onuoha market sq. was abandoned by residents who fled the realm through the conflict.
The police officer who sustained accidents was mentioned to have died.
However when contacted, Michael Abattam, the Imo police command spokesperson mentioned, “We’re but to obtain such data and no police officer has been reported lifeless in our command.”