The Enugu State Police Command, on Sunday, said it’s operatives have arrested two suspected kidnappers and a native doctor.
The suspects were said to have kidnapped one Amaechi Oguama on October 20, 2021 and collected a ransom of N10m from his family without releasing the victim.
In a statement by the spokesman of the command, Daniel Ndukwe, the suspects are between the ages of 27 and 36
The suspects were identified as Oko Chukwudi, aka Anka-Dede; Ifeanyi Eze, aka Abrinanwa; Sunday Aneke, aka Aneke-Ikenga.
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According to him, the suspects were arrested on March 22 and 24, 2022, by operatives serving in the Commissioner of Police Monitoring Unit.
He said the suspects, who hail from Akpugo in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, were members of a criminal gang that specialised in kidnapping.
It was further disclosed command earlier arrested the three members of the gang, whom he gave their names as Chioma Uwa (f), a.k.a. Dr Happiness; Chekwube Nwatu (m), a.k.a. Cheche; and Emeka Uwa (m), a.k.a. Akimbo, and had been arraigned in court and remanded in the Enugu Correctional Maximum Custodial Centre.
The newly arrested suspects confessed to have been actively involved in the kidnapping of the said victim and the receipt of ransom of over N10m by the criminal gang. One Berretta pistol with 1.9mm round of live ammunition was recovered from them.
One Berretta pistol with one .9mm round of live ammunition was recovered from the suspects.