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Monarch, retired police officer nabbed for allegedly stealing transformers

The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Monday, confirmed the arrest of the traditional ruler of Ipene community in the Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Chief Paulinus Ogbor, and a retired police officer, identified simply as Onugh, for allegedly stealing three transformers.

The spokesperson for the command, DSP Loveth Odah, told PUNCH Metro that the duo were arrested by men of the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar, at Unwana in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Friday, and were handed over to the police for further investigation.

It was gathered that the transformers belonged to the Umuolo, Etana, Ubum, Edu, Ibini, Afono, Urugbam, Ipene and Egbor communities in the Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Read more: PUNCH May 21, 2019

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