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#ENDSARS: Police raids Ughelli, arrests 7 suspects in connection with protest

By Ovasa Ogaga,


No fewer than seven persons have been arrested in connection with yesterday’s EndSARS bloody protest leading to the death of policemen and one identified youth in Ughelli, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.



Policemen in a commando-style have been combing Ughelli town and adjoining communities, in a move a senior police source said is aimed at “smoking out those behind the death of a police officer.”



Recall that a police corporal, Stanley Etaga was allegedly killed by the protesters and his AK47 rifle and his ammunition taking away.



The protest which began as a peaceful protest, Advocate gathered also led to the shooting of three civilians, one dead, and another allegedly shot on his manhood, while the third one was shot on his kneel.


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Advocate also gathered from a top security officer the Ughelli Police Area Command that five exotic cars belonging to the protesters were also impounded.



Though efforts to speak with the state police public relations officer, Onome Onowakpoyeya were fruitless as at the time of this report, the source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.



The source said: “The vehicles impounded are a red Camry spider with registration number ABJ 822 CK, a red Mercedes Benz with registration number UGH 509 KZ and a Lexus Jeep RX 330 with registration number WWR 762 TD.

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Others are; a white Camry spider with registration number UGH 286 KZ, a green Lexus Jeep RX 330 with registration number WWR 341 KL.


On efforts towards recovering the snatched rifle of the slain policeman, the source said: “We are currently on an intelligence-led and will surely recover the arm and ammunition and arrest the culprit who snatched it.”

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