BREAKING: Police Arrests Two Suspected Kidnappers, Rescues Victim, Recovers Arms,Vehicles In Anambra.
Posted by Onome Naomi
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested two suspected kidnappers, rescued their victim and recovered their operational vehicle in Ogbunka, Orumba South Local Government Area of the state.
DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the Command’s Public Relations Officer told JOURNALIST101 that the suspects; two male were arrested on the 17th of May following a distress call by their victim who escaped from the den of the kidnappers
Anambra State Police Command operatives, on 17/5/2022 rescued a kidnap Victim, one ijideofor Attama Aged 32yrs ‘M’ from Igboetiti of Enugu State.
Mr Attama was abducted on 14/5/2022 at about 10pm along Nnewi road in his Rava 4 jeep, by a gang of five armed men operating with a Toyota Sienna vehicle, with Registration number KGE 117 PZ Imo State, ash Colour and whisked away to an unknown destination.
The kidnap gang were in fact already asking for Ten (10) million naira ransom from the victim’s family but fortunately, the victim escaped from where he was kept and alerted the security guards in the area. The police operatives where also contacted and they immediately came to his rescue.
Following the successful rescue of the victim, the police operatives arrested two of the suspects, one Chukwudere Eze, Aged 30years, ‘M’ of Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State and Raphael Obasi Aged 40years, ‘M’ of Arodizuogu in Imo State. The operatives also recovered brown Toyota Sienna.”
“In another development on 16/5/2022, at about 4:30pm, the Command, while responding to a distress call on the attack on the vigilante office, engaged some hoodlums in a gun duel along Ifite road, Awka and in a bid to flee from the Police operatives, the gunmen abandoned three of their vehicles one brown Lexus Jeep, black Toyota Corolla, without registration number and a brown Mercedes Benz with registration number AA 274 EYF.
Unfortunately, during the encounter, four vigilante operatives sustained fatal wounds. The Police also recovered one automatic Pump action gun, thirty rounds of of AK-47 live ammunition, six live cartridges and one live SMG ammunition
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has restated the Command’s unwavering commitment in the fight against crime and criminality in Anambra State and calls for continuous support, especially through timeous information to the Police and other law enforcement agencies,” Mr. Ikenga said in a statement sent to our correspondent.