From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki

Mr. Amobi Ujar, an All Progressives Grand Alliance supporter in Ebonyi State, has been tortured by members of the Ebubeagu Security Outfit in the state.

It was gathered that Mr. Amobi allegedly destroyed billboards of Governor David Umahi who is aspiring to represent Ebonyi South in the senate.

Our correspondent learnt that the incident occurred on Saturday in Afikpo North local government area of the state.

Reacting, Ebubeagu Commander in the State, Mr Friday Nnana-Ujor, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abakaliki.

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He added that the suspect was caught red-handed while destroying banners belonging to APC candidates in the area.

He said, “the truth of the matter was that the suspect, who is an APGA supporter in Afikpo North was caught tearing billboards of APC candidates and so, my men arrested him.

“People will destroy campaign materials in the state and tag it that APC members are responsible.

“Even in meetings, Governor Umahi has severally said that nobody should touch any campaign materials of any candidate despite party affiliations; and so we strictly keep to that instruction. And even in this state, we have severally caught PDP members tearing billboards of candidates other parties. This is just to let you know that we are non-partisan and that we do our job without being biased. So, the boy was arrested committing a crime. He was not frame-up. He was not forced to confess. He was not attacked.”