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Police arrest 15 persons for alleged breach of law, order in Anambra
|Police arrest 15 persons for alleged breach of law, order in Anambra by Editor: 12:00 am On March 2, 2017|
Fifteen persons have been arrested by Anambra State Police Command for allegedly breach of law and order at Umuoye village, Ebenebe community in Awka North Local Government Area.
The suspects led by one Mr. Julius Nweke were equally said to have committed contempt of court by invading the community with cultists that forcefully took their land for the burial of his father.
But when he died, the grandson, Nweke, refused to pay the tribute on ground that he was now a Christian.
Accordingly, the community got a court order restraining him from burying his father there, an order he was said to have ignored and mobilized a group of able bodied young men suspected to be from Obosi, who were armed with all manner of weapons, including guns.
A community leader, Rev. Canon Okoye, told theVanguardthat “upon the death of his own father recently, the Umuoye village warned him not to bury his father on the land contending that the land does not belong to them.”
In a petition to the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr Sam Okaula, by the Umuoye village and signed by their lawyer, Mr. Victor Nwachukwu stated that “Nweke has ever since been threatening to cause mayhem and arson.”
According to the order granted by the President of a customary court, CJ Nnebe Chukwu it ruled that “The application of the applicants as in the face of the Motion No: Misc/4/2017 is granted as prayed.
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