Imo mob lynches alleged ESN member trying to enforce sit-at-home order



An angry mob lynched an leader of the proscribed Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Monday while trying to a sit--home order alongside his gang members.

Commissioner of Police Imo, Mr Rabiu Hussaini, confirmed the incident press statement signed the police spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam.

He stated that before police patrol team could arrive the scene, the ESN member had been lynched, while his gang members fled.

He added that Hussaini had directed that the lynching suspects must be handed over to the police for investigation.

the press statement, Abattam said residents of Umuagbavo Oru Ahiara Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo came out of their houses and were going about their lawful businesses.

“Suddenly, one Obinwanne Iwu, 34 years, a native of Ahiara the same local government area who is an escapee of Imo Correctional Centre, Owerri, went to the market his gang trying to a sit--home order of the proscribed IPOB/ESN terror group.

“They were shouting the top of their voices that `today is Monday and everybody must obey the sit home order’ ‘’ he said.

He added that the harassment did not go down well the people who resisted the gang.

He said the angry mob their numbers held Iwu, tied his hands behind his back while others fled the scene.

In the process, the suspect was mercilessly beaten to death before the police patrol team arrived the scene.

“Efforts made the police patrol team to arrest the perpetrators proved abortive as they all fled the scene on sighting the patrol team,’’ Abattam stated. (NAN)