The Ebonyi Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the killing of an unidentified couple.
The incident occurred in Amuzu Nkpoghoro, Afikpo North Local Government area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku, made this known to newsmen on Friday, October 9, 2020. Maku said the Command has commenced investigation to find out and arrest those involved in the act.
He said the Ebonyi couple, a husband and wife in the area; whose names are yet to be ascertained, were on Friday found dead in a farm land in the community.
“We have an incident where a man and his wife went to the farm but could not return. We are also investigating to find out who did the act… Anybody with useful information on the perpetrators should contact the police,” Maku said.
Meanwhile, the EndSARS protest has taken on another turn.
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday demanded proscription of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) over alleged high-handedness of the outfit.
The assembly made the plea, following an emergency plenary called by the Speaker of the House; Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on the ongoing nationwide agitations for FSARS to be disbanded. The House also told the inspector-general of police to set up a new outfit in place of FSARS.
Further, it told the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, to provide protection for #EndSARS protesters; as they express their grievances against FSARS.
Obasa and some lawmakers had on October 9, addressed protesters demanding an end to FSARS; who alleged that operatives of the outfit were killing innocent people nationwide. Addressing the assembly’s plenary earlier, Obasa said that among the seven-point resolution passed after an extensive deliberation was that the Senate and House of Representatives should probe allegations against F-SARS.