Officers of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a local physician and two others for alleged kidnapping in Enugu State.
The suspects, who have been between the ages of 27 and 36, have been stated to have conspired and kidnapped one Amechi Oguama, m, on October 20, 2021, collected N10 million ransom from the sufferer’s household and thereafter by no means launched him until date.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to PUNCH Metro on Sunday, gave their names as Oko Chukwudi popularly generally known as ‘Anka-Dede’; Ifeanyi Eze, a.okay.a. ‘Abrinanwa;’ and Sunday Ede Aneke, a local physician, popularly generally known as ‘Aneke-Ikenga.’
Ndukwe informed our correspondent that the suspects have been arrested on March 22 and 24, 2022, by the Commissioner of Police Monitoring Unit.
He stated the suspects, who hail from Akpugo within the Nkanu West Native Authorities Space of the state, have been members of a legal gang that specialised in kidnapping.
The PPRO disclosed that the command earlier arrested the three members of the gang, whom he gave their names as Chioma Uwa, (f), a.okay.a. “Dr. Happiness;” Chekwube Nwatu, (m), a.okay.a. “Cheche;” and Emeka Uwa, (m), a.okay.a. “Akimbo,” and had been arraigned in courtroom and remanded within the Enugu Correctional Most Custodial Centre.
He stated, “The newly arrested suspects confessed to having been actively concerned within the kidnapping of the stated sufferer and the receipt of ransom of over N10 million by the legal gang. One Berretta pistol with 1.9mm spherical of reside ammunition was recovered from them.
“Meanwhile, the suspects will be further arraigned in court and prosecuted alongside the previous suspects once supplementary investigation into the case is concluded.”
Whereas commending the nice individuals of Enugu State and sister safety businesses, the PPRO famous that the arrest wouldn’t have been attainable with out the help acquired from them.
He suggested residents of the state to stay law-abiding, vigilant and proceed to help the police by promptly reporting criminals and their actions to the closest Police Station or by “calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883 or 08086671202. They can alternatively send e-mails to [email protected] and/or report security incidents using the Upgraded NPF Rescue Me App, which can be downloaded on Android and iPhone App Stores.”