Police gun down, arrest Kidnappers in Anambra

By Editor on 05/03/2015

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Picture shows Kidnappers being paraded by the Police in Awkuzu, Anambra


It was a black day for some of the remaining kidnap suspects in Anambra state  as two of them were gunned down, while 13 others were arrested by the state police command yesterday during a shootout with members of special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
Whirlwindnews gathered that the two suspects who were killed by the police were alleged to have kidnapped a 75 year old Virginia Uloma Arinze, the mother of former commissioner for commerce, industry and tourism in the state, Ken Arinze, a lawyer.

The woman was kidnapped by the suspects on 21stof February, 2015 at Ebenebe in Awka North Local government area of Anambra state, but was rescued on the 27th of same month at Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu, Enugu state.

The excited Police commissioner, Hosea Karma, who briefed reporters at SARS office in Awkuzu, Oyi Local government Area, said the police and other security agencies would not relent in making Anambra crime free.

He said the alleged kidnappers were traced to Enugu state on a tip-off by his men after the woman’s family had paid 2.5 million naira ransom demanded by the hoodlums.

He also said that the hoodlums had earlier called the woman’s son on phone and told him that he would never see his mother again.

The two suspects who were gunned down during the exchange of gun fire  with the police were Chinedu Onyia (aka Edumgbara or Nwa police) and Peter Eneje, all from Enugu state.

Also, 13 other alleged kidnappers were arrested and paraded yesterday by the police command in Awkuzu.

Some of the items recovered from them included four AK47 riffles, English Pistol, seven rounds of 9mm ammunition which were recovered at Enugu Otu, in Anambra East Local Government Area in their hide out.

According to the Commissioner two of the suspects were said to have kidnapped the niece of the founder of Madonna University Okija, Ihiala council Area, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Edeh on 4thJanuary, 2015 in the state, while she was taken to Obolo-Afor in Enugu state where she was rescued.

Another gang among the arrested suspects, were said by Karma, to have Kidnapped the wife of the owner of Albertino Group of Companies in the state in October 4th, 2014 at Ekwulobia, Aguata local government area.
 “These people had been engaged in high profiled kidnapping in the state and elsewhere, and had been hiding without knowing that one day is for the owner of the house”

“Since they have refused to listen to advice by vacating this state, after many months now, we are telling them that the police will not relent in their own duties”

“We are prepared to work day and night in Anambra state in making sure that there is peace, this is just a warning to others who are preparing to unleash mayhem in this state”

“I am ready and my men are equally ready for them, if they think Anambra is safe for them, they should rethink” Karma said

The former commissioner for commerce, Ken Arinze, whose septuagenarian mother was rescued,said that he lacked words to describe his happiness and commended SARS for a job well done.
 He urged the police to get to the root of what led to his mother’s kidnap.


Source Whirlwindnews

Posted on March, 5 2015

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