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Court Disbands Ebube Agu Operations In Ebonyi State

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The Federal High Court sit­ting in Abakaliki has disbanded the South-East security outfit, Ebube Agu, in Ebonyi State.

According to the court, the disbandment comes on the heels of human rights abuses, ex­tortions, illegal arrests, and use of firearms by the state security outfit.

Recall that the regional security network was established on the 12th of April, 2021, to support po­licing in the South-East.

The Eastern Updates reports that recently, there have been widespread misgivings about their operations, par­ticularly in Ebonyi and Imo states, the operatives have al­legedly been used to harass perceived enemies of the state governments.

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Their operations have been trailed by reports of rights abuses, torture and extra-judicial killings.

In another report, on Tuesday the Association of Ebonyi Indi­genes Socio-Cultural in the Diaspora (AEISCID) charged the newly deployed Commis­sioner of Police in the State, Faleye Olaleye, to disband the state security network.

In a statement signed by the group’s President General, Ambassador Pas­cal Oluchukwu, said, ‘The outfit which has arguably untrained young men and women armed with all sorts of dangerous weapons and ammunitions including some pump action rifles, AK-47 (which they operate with both in hiding and sometimes openly) has since become a nightmare to the innocent citizens of our dear state.

‘There have been a legion of cases of outright murder and secret burial of anyone suspected to be against the state government, abduc­tion and torture of critics and opposition elements in the state and outright en­forcement of illegal orders, stopping opposition polit­ical parties from holding any form of political ral­lies across the length and breadth of Ebonyi state.

‘As we speak, the PDP and APGA governorship candidates, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii and Pro­fessor Benard Ifeanyi Odoh, both escaped assassination attempts on their lives penul­timate weekend, allegedly by the same government-spon­sored Ebube Agu militia.

‘This will be the sixth time in less than four months that an attempt will be made to take the life of the latter, Odoh, allegedly by agents of the Ebonyi State government just for aspiring to govern his state.

‘Whereas Ebonyi people seem to have a huge sigh of relief following the remov­al of the former CP, Aliyu Garba, who became a will­ing tool in the hands of an insipidly desperate and pow­er-drunk Governor Umahi, the rage of many Ebonyians is the fact that the outgoing and infamous CP Aliyu Gar­ba used to give a backup pro­tection to Ebube Agu militia for some pittance whenever they are carrying out their illicit and illegal actions, as against the standard prac­tice of policing the world over which specifies dealing ruthlessly with criminal el­ements no matter who may be backing or sponsoring them.

The Eastern Updates

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