Barely two days to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ward congresses, men of the Ebonyi State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested a local government council Chairman in the state (name withheld) over alleged gun- running and cultism.
According to our source, the council boss was arrested in connection with some allegations ranging from his alleged involvement in cultism and other criminal activities since he assumed office.
The suspect was said to be in company of some other young men suspected to be members of the same cult group at the time of his arrest, while two AK-47 rifles and one empty magazine were recovered from them.
Other items allegedly recovered from the suspects included one local made pistol that uses AK- 47 ammunition, two pump action rifle and one double barrel gun.
When contacted, the State Commander Anti-Robbery/Cult Squad, Mr. Daniel Peter declined comments on the matter and said he was not permitted to speak on the incident and directed our reporter to meet the State Police Public Relations Officer.