Ebonyi: Police arrest four suspected kidnappers, recover seven cars
The Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, CP. Awosola Awotinde, on Friday, said the command has arrested four suspected kidnappers who at gunpoint allegedly kidnapped one Barr. Igwe Chigozie, and took away his Toyota Corolla car with the Reg. No. KRD 444 FE, to an unknown destination.
Awotinde made this known at his office in Abakaliki while briefing journalists, disclosing that the police traced the suspects to their hideout in Enugu and arrested their kingpin who made useful information that led to the arrest of others.
The suspects include: one Chinedu Okorie ‘M’ 31yrs, Chibuzor Onyia Onuigbo ‘M’ 30yrs, Agbo Emmanuel ‘M’ 31yrs and Taoreed Folawewo ‘M’ 39 years.
According to the CP, “One Barr. Igwe Chigozie ‘M’ was kidnapped at gunpoint in front of his house in Abakaliki, in his Toyota Corolla car with Reg. Number KRD 444 FE and taken to an unknown destination.
“Operatives of Anti- Kidnapping (AK) wing of operation puff adder quickly swung into action and the victim was rescued at Ukwuachi along Abakaliki/ Enugu expressway.
“The kidnappers made away with the victims Samsung Galaxy Prime Core handset, his Toyota Corolla car and a cash sum of Two thousand five hundred naira.
“One Chigozie Okpara 33 years a member of the kidnapping gang was arrested at Nkweagu Army Barracks Mammy Market by crack operation puff adder detectives.
“The suspect made a useful statement to the police and investigation took the policemen to Enugu state where the kidnap kingpin and other members of the gang were arrested at different locations in Enugu state” he stated
Items recovered from the suspects include: one locally made revolver pistol with two live AK 47 and seven cars.
This includes: Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. NCA 990 AA, Mercedes Benz S320 with Reg. No. AQ 01 AAA, Toyota Avalon XLE with Reg. No. ENU 302 EQ, Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. MA 08 APP, Innoson SUV with Reg. No.NKE 719 EV, Ford Escape with Reg.No.FGE 415 TN and Honda Odyssey with Reg. No.ENU 905 RA.