Police arrest another kidnap kingpin in Imo



Men of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Imo State police command have arrested another suspected “deadly member” of a kidnap gang.

 

The state commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, disclosed this on Monday while addressing reporters in Owerri.

According to Ezike, it is a “massive breakthrough” for his command and the state.

He said the number of exhibits recovered from the suspect was mind-boggling.

Ezike, worried at the huge exhibits recovered from the suspect and the ones recovered from two of the three members arrested, Chidera Nzeagwu and Chinwendu Sylvester, during the Saturday gun battle, said the discovery “underscored the need for continuous mop up.”

The CP said: “On Sunday at Amafor at Ohaji/Egbema at 11:49pm, operatives of Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command, led by the commander, SP Victor Godfrey, arrested one Uchechukwu Okoro, 32, on a tip off intelligence in continuation of the deadly kidnap syndicate we overpowered on Saturday.

“On sighting my men, the hoodlums numbering more than 10 opened fire on the operatives but were repelled and the wanted suspect with bullet injury on right leg arrested.”

Ezike said that two expended AK-47 ammunition was recovered from the scene.

According to him, the suspect had made a confessional statement that he used his family house at Isieke in Awo Ommam in the Oru East LGA as a detention facility until victims paid ransoms.





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