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Police In Ebonyi Withdraw APGA Governorship Candidate’s Security




The Ebonyi state police command has officially withdrawn its officers attached to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the state, Bernard Odoh.

The Ebonyi state police command carried out this action late on Tuesday, March 7, over 72 hours before the March 11 governorship and state house of assembly elections.

Aside from just withdrawing their personnel from the embattled politician, the police will no longer associate with him until the allegation hovering around him is cleared.

Naija News recalls that the Ebonyi state police declared the APGA governorship candidate wanted on Monday in connection with the alleged murder of HRH Igboke Ewa, the traditional head of the Umuezeokaha community in the Ezza North local government area.

Despite posting posters of Bernard Odoh as one of the suspects in the murder of the traditional ruler, to attract the attention of the politician, the APGA governorship candidate has not shown up at the police station.

To intensify efforts in bringing in the politician, the police had to withdraw the security personnel attach to him. This development came after the politician has gotten a court order preventing the police from arresting him. 

Amidst that, he has reportedly sent out a message to announce that his life was at risk since he is no longer under police protection.

Bernard Odoh also alleged that the police and the Ebonyi state government are working in conjunction to take him off the street for no just course.

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As of the time of filling in this report, Odoh and nine others are still on the wanted list of the police over the demise of the traditional ruler.