They’ve been serious controversies and condemnation after a young man identified as Elvis Okafor was arrested and paraded by the Nigerian Police as a member of the (ESN) in Imo state.
It was gathered that Okafor, who went to get food for his ailing mother, was arrested alongside 25 others in the Orlu area during the weekend.
The police had paraded them and described them as members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, had added that they were arrested in connection with terrorism and attacks on security agencies and private individuals where several stations were burnt down and police officers killed in numbers.
Okafor’s family and social commentators however flayed the police for allegedly arresting innocent passers-by.
His cousin who identified himself as Gideon Dominics accused the police of lack of professionalism.
“This is my little cousin Elvis Okafor, have you seen how dramatic Nigeria is? A little boy that went to buy food stuff for his sick mom is now a member of IPOB? A boy that came back from church and had n’t eaten anything is now brandishing gun as ESN member,” he said.
“Chineke para tile. You see the Nigerian magic? Is this how innocent people are being framed up on a daily?”