Six Arrested For Demolishing Building At Gunpoint (Photo)

Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Responses Team (IRT) have arrested six people for allegedly demolishing a building, which was under construction, at gunpoint in Emene-Nike area of Enugu State. Police alleged that the suspects were part of members of a land grabbing syndicate, which had been disturbing Emene-Nike community for long.

The suspects are Ikechukwu Nomeh, Tochukwu Nnamani, Uchenna James, Victor Asigah, Agustin Tochukwu and Anthony Nwobodo. The police disclosed that three locally-made guns, a sledge hammer and a knife were recovered from the suspects.

A police source said: “Aside from terrorising the community, these men are also in the business of intimidating and dispossessing land owners of their properties within the area.” The suspects were said to have become persons of interest to the police, after they allegedly attempted to dispossess Mrs. Ngozi Egbe of her property. “They demolished a section of her building under construction at gunpoint,” alleged the police.