Police arrest suspects in raid on hideout of Anambra kidnappers

Police in Anambra State have raided the hideout of a infamous kidnapping gang working round Anam axis in Anambra West Native Authorities Space and arrested two members of the gang.

The suspects are stated to have kidnapped the sufferer in Aguleri, Anambra East on June 26 and picked up N4.5 million as ransom from the household earlier than the sufferer was launched however his automobile was not launched.

Police arrested them when one in every of them went to Agula in Anaocha space of ​​the state to search for a purchaser for the car.

The state police spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed the event to newsmen in an announcement on Saturday, stated: “On July 18, 2023, police detectives have been alerted to 1 Chukwuebuka Esula from Ebonyi State who was in search of a purchaser in Agulu, Anaocha LGA, for a black SUV with registration quantity 4 BLEA 7 Benz.

“Detectives pounced on the suspect and arrested him for questioning. He admitted to being a member of a kidnapping gang and revealed that he had been despatched from their camp to promote the automobile.”

He added: “On the order of the Commissioner of Police within the state, CP Aderemi Adeoye, the case was transferred to the Anti Kidnapping Unit, Awkuzu, who then went after the opposite members of the gang.

“This led to the arrest of one other member of the gang named Ejeka Ufuo, ‘m’ 23 years previous, who was led to imagine that the car was bought and he went out with the intention of amassing the proceeds.

Equally, the police have arrested three members of an armed syndicate concentrating on Dangote trailers plying the highways within the state.

In line with Ikenga, the police, appearing on a tip-off, raided the syndicate’s hideout in Nnokwa the place three suspects have been arrested for vandalizing two trailers.

He added that the vandalized head of one of many trailers was discovered, whereas the situation of the opposite has not but been decided.

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