The Cross Rivers state police command has recovered the severed head of an Inspector in the command, Michael Umoh, who was attacked, killed and his head severed in Uyanghan community in Akamkpa local government area on December 25th 2017.
Parading the suspects before newsmen yesterday January 11th, the state commissioner of police, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, said the victim was out looking for fuel when the suspects attacked him. He added that the command is still in search of the body of the deceased.
On the 25th of December 2017, one Inspector Michael Umoh attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad in Enugu who was on a visit with his family to his in-laws in the village of Ojor went to Uyangha in Akamkpa Local Government Area which is a neighbouring village to Ojor to buy fuel and he was attacked by youths of Uyangha, killed and beheaded and the head taken to a shrine in the village of Uyangha. His AK 47 riffle with double magazine was taken by his assailants and his Sienna car set ablaze . His body is yet to be seen but his head was recovered at a shrine.”
The police boss said investigations carried out have so far led to the arrest of Ophot Valentine Ebani, 54 years, ( the village head of Uyangha), Isaac James Akpan, Benjamin Phiilp, Patrick Effiong, Famous Mfon, Effiong Peter, Ndifon Arong, and Wisdom Bassey Inok.