In a significant breakthrough, police operatives in Anambra State have successfully apprehended two individuals believed to be key members of a notorious kidnapping gang. This criminal syndicate is known to operate in the Anam axis of Anambra West Local Government Area.
In a press release obtained by DAILY POST in Awka, Anambra State, on Saturday, the spokesperson for the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, revealed this information.
In a recent development, Ikenga, a spokesperson for the law enforcement agency, has revealed that an arrest has been made. This arrest comes as a result of a valuable tip-off received regarding an alleged attempt by an individual named Chukwuebuka Esulo to sell a Mercedes Benz GLK Sports Utility Vehicle. Astonishingly, investigations have unveiled that this particular vehicle has been identified as the property of a victim of a kidnapping incident.
In a recent development, authorities have been made aware of an individual named Chukwuebuka Esulo hailing from Ebonyi State. It has come to light that Esulo was reportedly in search of a potential buyer for a black Mercedes Benz GLK SUV with the registration number BLF 746 EA. This incident unfolded in Agulu, a town located in the Anaocha Local Government Area.
In a shocking turn of events, the owner of the establishment found himself at the center of a harrowing ordeal. Reports have emerged that he was allegedly kidnapped in Aguleri on June 26, 2023. The perpetrators, demanding a hefty sum, managed to extort a staggering N4.5 million from the victim’s family before eventually releasing him.
According to his statement, the individual in question was apprehended for the purpose of interrogation. Startlingly, he admitted to being affiliated with the notorious kidnapping syndicate, divulging that he had been dispatched from their hideout with the intention of selling the stolen vehicle.
In a significant development, the Commissioner of Police has taken decisive action by transferring the case to the esteemed Anti Kidnapping Unit in Awkuzu. This strategic move has paved the way for a relentless pursuit of justice, as the unit has wasted no time in launching a thorough investigation into the matter. As a result of their relentless efforts, another member of the notorious gang has been apprehended. The individual in question has been identified as Ejeka Ufuo, a 23-year-old male. This latest arrest marks a significant breakthrough in the ongoing operation to dismantle the criminal network and bring all perpetrators to justice.
In a surprising turn of events, Ufuo found himself entangled in a web of deception. He had been led to believe that the vehicle in question had already been sold, prompting him to eagerly step forward to collect the proceeds. However, little did he know that this seemingly innocent transaction would lead to his arrest.
In a recent statement, Ikenga, a high-ranking official, revealed that relentless efforts are currently underway to apprehend the remaining members of the notorious gang who managed to escape. Additionally, the authorities are determined to recover the weapons that were in possession of these criminals. Meanwhile, CP Aderemi Adeoye expressed his admiration and appreciation for all the personnel who played a crucial role in successfully apprehending the criminals.