Police Arrest 20 Suspected Kidnappers Along side A Fake Laywer
In what could be described as a harvest of arrests, the Police in Abia State have paraded 20 kidnap and robbery suspects who have been terrorizing the residents of the state and a fake lawyer, identified as Mba Akachukwu.
The fake lawyer, Akachukwu confessed to have severally posed as a lawyer to effect the release of suspects from detention in the city. He was arrested by the Ohuru Isimiri Police Division with two identity cards where he claimed to be a chief litigation officer and another bearing member of taskforce of Aba North LGA as well as fake currency notes in N1, 000 and N500 denominations, several deeds of agreements and a letter headed paper.
Parading the 20 kidnappers in Aba, Commissioner of Police, Besan Gwana, who explained that the arrests were part of the recent successes recorded by the Police, disclosed that most of the suspects had been on the wanted list. The CP disclosed the Police lost a detective, Sgt. Apochi Eigege, in a gun duel with armed robbers in Aba.
The suspected kidnappers: Ogbonna Onyekachi, Chibuzo Nwankwo and Uba Friday, abducted a PDP chieftain, Mr. Ukpai Ukairo and two of his aides at Isiala Ngwa junction on Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway. Items recovered from them included a single barrel gun, a Toyota Venza car with registration number AKD 681 DG, belonging to the victim.
Other suspects included Belenu Victor Chijioke, Egbuke Jibuhi, Okechukwu Maduako, and Orji Henry, who allegedly robbed one Chinedu Igwealo and Ifeoma Igwealo of an undisclosed amount of cash and laptop at gun-point at St.Michaels Road, Aba, while Miracle Enyioko and Samson Okoro were nabbed at Obehie in Ukwa West council area, with a locally made gun with two cartridges, a blackberry phone and two Ipads.
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