Umahi orders arrest of suspects who used hot iron on LG vice chairman’s private part

Dave Umahi Ebonyi State Governor
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has ordered the arrest of suspects who allegedly used a hot iron on the private part of the Vice Chairman of Ikwo local government area of the state.

Umahi gave the directive when the state’s new police commissioner, Awosola Awotunde, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Abakiliki on Thursday.

He said: “The hoodlums inserted a hot-iron inside the private part of the vice chairman, while they cut the tendons of some men in the area.

“I have demanded for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators and would never allow the matter to go untreated.

“I will follow the matter up to any level, even reporting it to President Muhammadu Buhari because the victims were actually kidnapped.

“I have always maintained that whether it is the Peoples Democratic Party or All Progressive Congress, among others, the life of every human being is important to us.

“I hate to see blood and your officers can attest that I have never supported evil.”

The governor also said he would, on Friday, expose a tape where a candidate of the main opposition party in the state revealed how they intended to disrupt the elections.

The CP thanked Umahi for the reception and assured that the police would be nonpartisan during the elections.

“The whole world is focusing on Nigeria and we are assuring all the political parties of a level playing ground during the elations.

“We would ensure that peace reigns before, during and after the elections, while also ensuring than no soul is lost during the exercise.

“We also pledge our loyalty to your government and would do our jobs as professionals,” Awotunde said.