The member representing Orumba North and South Federal House of Representatives, Mr. Okwudili Ezenwankwo (Ewepudike) has been arrested by the Police Command in Anambra State over an alleged attempt to disrupt the electoral process in the area.
Ezenwankwo was arrested alongside four others and was in police custody until this evening when he was granted bail by the police.
The lawmaker, who was seeking re-election under the platform of PDP, was first elected into the House in 2019 under the platform of APGA before he decamped to the APC from where he again defected to the PDP last year.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the lawmaker was allegedly arrested in Ajali Council area with his suspected thugs as they made attempt to truncate the ongoing collation of election results at Ajali collation centre.
He said that before his arrest some people suspected to be his boys were caught in his brother’s hotel at Nanka, with dangerous weapons with some INEC materials. He commended police for their prompt intervention to end thuggery and rigging in the area.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the arrest, said that he has been granted bail as a contestant in the ongoing election, but investigation continued.
‘The lawmaker was arrested with four other people over an attempt to disrupt the electoral process in Orumba, although he has been granted bail, the investigation was ongoing to get to the root of the matter. The Commissioner of Police has ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID)for proper investigation.