Police have arrested a man named Ozo Nweke, who is accused of sponsoring the naked women protest in Awka, the capital of Anambra state.
Last week, men and women from Enugwu-Agidi in Anambra State’s Njikoka Local Government Area protested in Awka against cult-related killings in their community. During the protest, they accused two police officers of assisting and abetting local criminals.
Some of the women stripped down to their underwear, exposing themselves from the waist up.
However, three days later, in a counter-protest around the police headquarters in Awka, another group from the community accused Nweke of land grabbing, intimidation, harassment, and rApe.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, told journalists on Monday, Nov. 27, that Nweke was arrested in Abuja.
He said, “We arrested him to face prosecution. Nweke and operatives of his company have been charged to court in three different cases, one at the Federal High Court and two at the State High Court.
“He has two cases at the Federal High Court and one at the Magistrates’ Court. So, we arrested him to answer his charges.
“These are the background details to his current media campaign of blackmail against DCP Akin Fakorede and the State CID, Awka whom he is accusing of corruption ostensibly for not siding with his criminal escapades.”