The Anambra State Police Command has smashed a kidnapping syndicate terrorising the state and has arrested two suspected top members.
In a statement signed by SP Haruna Mohammed, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), on Saturday, the police said the arrest followed a fierce gun battle with the criminals.
Mohammed said that police also recovered one revolver pistol, four live ammunition, and a victim’s body.
He said the gun battle between the police and the syndicate took place on Friday, at Owerrinta, Abia State.
According to him, the shootout took place when the abductors came to collect N3 million ransom from the victim’s family.
“Following actionable intelligence, Puff-Adder operatives, in conjunction with the Command’s Special Anti robbery Squad (SARS), tracked and arrested at Aro Ngwa, Owerrinta in Abia State, one Anthony Robbert ‘m’ 25 years.
“Robert was arrested alongside one Udoka Nwoko ‘m’ 27 years, after a fierce gun battle.
“The two suspects were fatally wounded during the encounter,’’ it said.
The command’s spokesman said the encounter followed the kidnap of one Amaechi Ike ‘m’, at Awada in Onitsha, Anambra.
“The suspects later collected N3 million ransom from his family, and still went ahead to kill the victim (Ike),” he said.
Mohammed stated that the suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime and immediately took Police detectives to a shallow grave, where they buried the victim.
He said that the corpse was exhumed and recovered as exhibit and later deposited at a morgue.
The PPRO said that police recovered one locally-made revolver pistol and four live ammunition from the suspects.
He said the suspects had since been taken to the hospital for medical attention; they would be charged to court after investigation.
The PRO used the medium to reassure the public of Anambra’s Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang’s readiness to combat crime in the state.
He appealed to residents to always provide useful information that would assist the Police in protecting lives and property of all citizens
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern begin new season with 8-0 thumping of Schalke 04
Liverpool sign Thiago from Bayern Munich on long-term deal
Solskjaer criticizes England over handling of youngster Greenwood
YouTube to host virtual music hangouts with top Nigerian stars
EU executive signs contract for up to 300m Covid-19 vaccine doses
Missing teenager, 17, found with two boys in hotel after two days
NITDA, Nigerian Army to collaborate on simulation centre development
Lagos bye-election: I’ll honour my predecessors’ legacies, says Abiru
Why I’m scared of getting married, Actress Genevieve Nnaji reveals
White wedding: Bishop David Oyedepo gives out daughter, Joy in marriage (Photos)
Fani-Kayode berates journalist at press briefing
Joys Oyedepo weds heartthrob, Abimbola Abodunrin, see traditional wedding photos
Lady cries uncontrollably, gets self naked after boyfriend broke up with her (Video)
Joshua Iginla spits fire against CAMA in new video
NSCDC arrests eight suspected kidnappers, recovers two motorcycles, six mobile phones
Save N1,000 daily for your girlfriend’s birthday, lady advises men
VIDEO: Kwara First Lady, Emir reconciled us, mended our broken marriage – Blue-eyed woman, husband say
Will your teeth NOT regrow if a lizard should see it after it falls off?
Busted: Lagos sim card syndicate that steals money through transfers (VIDEO)
VIDEO: Police arrest anti-fuel hike protesters in Lagos
Rubber Girl: I want to be champion someday, says 10-year-old contortionist (VIDEO)
VIDEO: Why I cooked food, ate in my victim’s kitchen during robbery – Lagos thief
Fuel Hike : Activists protest at NLC office in Abuja
Why I almost committed suicide over Buhari’s daughter’s wedding – Kano man
- Sports6 hours ago
Liverpool sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich
- Sports7 hours ago
Sustain Ihedioha’s blueprint on sports development, administrator urges Imo governor
- Entertainment15 hours ago
Femi Fani-Kayode’s wife, Precious Chikwendu speaks of captivity
- Sports24 hours ago
Gareth Bale completes Tottenham medical ahead of club return
- Entertainment15 hours ago
Linda Ikeji throws house party for Jayce Jeremy on second birthday
- General6 hours ago
Precious Chikwendu’s sister Prisca calls out uncle, aunt for allegedly betraying them
- General24 hours ago
Man seeks divorce of 13-month-old marriage over alleged deception
- Entertainment13 hours ago
I warned Fani-Kayode about his wife, Precious Chikwendu – Deji Adeyanju