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  • Updated: May 23, 2024

Police arrests masquerade for assaulting nurse in Nsukka

Police arrests masquerade for assaulting nurse in Nsukka

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a masquerade, known locally as Oriokpa, for physically assaulting a female nurse at Ugwuoye Junction in Nsukka metropolis.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Command's spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, detailed the arrest made by operatives from the Nsukka Sector of the Command’s Anti-Cultism Tactical Squad.

The incident occurred on May 12 around 3:45 p.m.

The arrested masquerader was identified as 22-year-old Ugwuoke Ebube, a resident of Enugu-Nsukka Road.

Investigations suggest that Ebube was part of a group of masqueraders involved in a similar assault on another female nurse on a motorcycle, an incident that was captured in a viral video in April.

“He was arraigned in the Nsukka Magistrate Court of Enugu State, Nigeria, but was granted bail by the court.

“The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, has condemned the act of assault.

“The commissioner warned those intending to hide under the guise of cultural celebration to commit such a criminal act of assault against fellow citizens to desist forthwith,” the spokesman said.

Ndukwe quoted the Commissioner as saying that the Command will henceforth not hesitate to bring anyone found wanting to book, just as in the case at hand. (NAN)

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