Ebonyi State Police Command said it has arrested 10 suspects in connection with the flogging of one pastor Oko Chukwu Obeni, 30, of Ndukwe Amasiri Village in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi State.
It was alleged that the victim was flogged over 36 strokes of the cane because of the post he made on Facebook against the Chairman of Afikpo North LGA, Hon. Ogbonnia Oko Enyim and some key stakeholders in the area. A source from the community hinted that the victim was supposed to be flogged 50 strokes of the cane, if not for the timely intervention of his elder brother who paid cash (over 5,000) in exchange for the remaining 14 strokes.
In a statement released by the Ebonyians State Police Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, the victim is presently receiving medical attention.