Three officials of the Enugu State Waste Management Authority, ESWAMA, are currently being grilled at the homicide section of the Enugu Police command following their alleged involvement in the murder of 17-year old Chidiebere Ede at Abakpa Nike Enugu on Monday.
247ureports had earlier reported that Chidiebere was beaten to death by ESWAMA officials where he had gone to dispose refuse.
The brutal murder of the deceased has continued to generate serious reactions, with residents of the state accusing ESWAMA of treating people like common criminals.
There are cases where married women were dragged naked from their homes into waiting vehicles by ESWAMA officials.
Following the latest development, there are renewed calls for the overhauling of ESWAMA activities.
The spokesman of the Enugu Police command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, (DSP), who confirmed the arrest, gave the name of the suspects as Ferdinand Nwoye (the team leader of the ESWAMA team that carried out the beating), Chuka Egbosimba and the driver of the bus used, Afam Agu.
Amaraizu further stated that the police had launched manhunt for two fleeing members of the team, adding that “the arrested persons are now helping the operatives in their investigations”.
In a related development, five men suspected to be members of an armed robbery gang that has been terrorising 9th Mile Corner and its environs have been nabbed by operatives of the special Anti Robbery Squad in Enugu.
They were apprehended on Monday during a raid carried out at a joint located at Okwe Amaeke Ngwo in Enugu State.
The police spokesman said “the suspects who gave their names as Oko Udenna, Ani Ikechukwu, Okwor Ikechukwu, Ozoude Chukwuebuka and Omeh Chinedu are helping the operatives in their investigations”.
“Item recovered from them is a locally made and loaded revolver pistol”, he added.