The Ebonyi State Government on Tuesday declared the former House of Representatives member, Linus Okorie, who represented Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo federal constituency at the National Assembly wanted for publishing an inciting article against the State on the social networking service, Facebook.
This was contained in a joint Press Statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Orji Uchenna Orji and Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Barr. Cletus Afoke, sighted by this online medium.
The article, according to the Government, was alleged to have led to the beheading of an Ebubeagu Security operative in Ikwo Local Government Area of the State.
Hoodlums had last Sunday shot dead and then beheaded a man said to be a member of the Ebubeagu security operative in Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
Ebubeagu was set up by the Ebonyi State Government to complement the job of the police and other security agencies in checking the rising crime rates in the state. The incident occurred in Ekpelu, in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state, while the slain man has been identified as Sunday Nwafor, 30.
The gunmen, over five of them, were said to have stormed Nwafor’s house at night while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged the body out of the room, cut off his head and took it away.