OPERATIVES of the special Anti-robbery Squad connected to the Abia State Prison and Intelligence unit in Umuahia, have arrested a gang of kidnappers at Amavo Village in Owerrinta, alongside Enugu/ Port-Harcourt expressway.
The suspects paraded on the law enforcement officials mess in Umuahia by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, had been Ifeanyi Monday, Ikenna Ubani, Uchenna Nwosu and Maduabuchi Sunday, whereas Uzoma James was reportedly on the run.
Oyebade mentioned that SARS operatives intercepted one Toyota Corolla automotive with registration No. BE 396 EKY, whereas conveying the suspects on their means for a kidnap operation, including that a search on them led to the restoration of two domestically made weapons, one single barrel gun, one plastic toy gun and one picket toy gun.
He stated, “One of many suspects took to his heels after the arrest and efforts is on high gear to re-arrest him. However the others have all confessed to the crime and can quickly be charged to courtroom appropriately.
“Our goal is to arrest kidnappers on the act and make the cost of ransom a factor of the previous as a result of the place no ransom is paid, kidnapping will likely be buried completely in state.
“We’re sending a robust sign to different individuals inquisitive about going into the enterprise that kidnapping is not profitable in Abia State.”
One of many suspects indentified as Uchenna Nwosu, who hails from Okigwe in Imo State, mentioned his buddy, Uzoma James, now at giant, had known as him to hitch his gang to rob a person in his village of his Toyota Corolla automotive in opposition to his want.
He stated, “I warned James that the journey we have been about to embark on was dangerous and I’m a driver and never a robber. However he insisted that I ought to go together with them and nothing will occur. He mentioned one in every of his mates who promised to purchase the automobile has already paid N400, 000.
“Once we acquired to the village that evening, we didn’t see the person and we left. However he mentioned we should repeat the operation the following day. I begged him to permit me to go, however he refused.
“As we have been going again to the person’s home round four am, the police stopped, searched and arrested us with our weapons.”
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