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Police officer Lands In Big Trouble Over Escape Of Robbery Suspect From Custody

Unnamed Police officer who was supervising a robbery suspect when they fled, according to the police in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, has been taken into custody.


The police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

The police, on Thursday, arrested two male robbery suspects in Obosi, a community in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.


The two arrested suspects were identified as Amaechi Precious, 25, an indigene of the community and Almazer Avalumo, 25, from Adikpo in Benue State.

A report later emerged alleging that one of the suspects was tortured to death while the second suspect was released from police custody on Friday and handed over to Movement Against Cultism in Obosi, an anti-cultism and vigilante group in the community.

But, in a statement on Sunday, Mr Ikenga denied the allegation, explaining that the two suspects were neither tortured nor released to any group.

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