Angry mob beat three suspected transformer vandals to death

A mob has beaten three suspected transformer vandals to death in Umuohiagu community in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area and Egbelu Obube community in Owerri North Local government area of Imo State. Two of the suspects, Ifeanyi Mgbakabala and Kelechi Eke (aka Agwo) are natives of  Umuagwu village in Umuohiagu, while the identity of the third suspect cannot be ascertained at press time. Witnesses said the suspects, who specialized in vandalizing electricity transformers within the airport communities, were apprehended at Umuekwune kindred in Umuorisha village, while attempting to vandalize the only remaining transformer in Umuohiagu. The suspects had allegedly vandalized eight transformers in Umuohiagu in the past three months, effectively throwing the community into darkness. They were said to have also vandalized the dedicated cables being installed for the new radio house for the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri. The suspected vandals were also four weeks ago linked with the vandalization of a transformer at the permanent base of the  Nigeria Air Force at nearby Umuowa community, a development that led to detention of the two Airforce personnel

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Policemen beat youth unconscious in Imo

There was panic in Anara , Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State , on Monday , as policemen attached to the Anara Police Division beat a young man of around 25 unconscious. The policemen had gone for random arrest in the evening at the St . Innocent ’s junction in Anara and started beating the young man when he tried to inquire why he was being arrested . Our correspondent learnt that while the policemen were holding and beating the victim , other youths in the area fled out of fear . Members of the community , on Tuesday , beseeched the Anara Police Division in protest . They demanded the prosecution of the policemen , who beat their son to a state of unconsciousness . Displaying placards with various inscriptions , the protesters decried the high level of police brutality , extortion and wickedness in the community . One of the youth leaders in the community , Marcel Onuoha, said the victim had been rushed to a hospital in Owerri after he was rejected by the one he was initially taken to. Onuoha, who expressed fear on the health condition of the victim , said the community was currently boiling . He called on the Inspector - General of Police and

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