Kidnapper Arrested While Selling Abductee’s SUV In Anambra


By Adadareporters

Police operatives have arrested a member of a kidnap gang operating in Anam axis of Anambra West LGA while looking for a buyer of a Benz snatched from their kidnap victim.

This was contained in a statement by the state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, made available to our correspondent on Saturday.

According to the statement, “On 18th July 2023, police detectives were alerted to one Chukwuebuka Esulo from Ebonyi State who was seeking a buyer, in Agulu, Anaocha LGA, for a black Mercedes Benz GLK SUV reg. No. BLF 746 EA whose owner had earlier been reported kidnapped in Aguleri on 26th June, 2023, and the sum of N4.5m extorted as ransom from the family before he was released.

“Detectives swooped on the suspect and arrested him for questioning. He confessed to being a member of the kidnap gang and disclosed that he was sent from their camp to sell the vehicle.”

Ikenga said the case was transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Awkuzu, where detectives went after other members of the gang, leading to the arrest of one other member of the gang, Ejeka Ufuo, ‘m’, 23 years old, who was led to believe that the vehicle had been sold and he came out with the intent of collecting the proceeds.

He said efforts were ongoing to round up other members of the gang and recover their weapons.

Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended all personnel involved in the breakthrough, and urged them to redouble their efforts until the menace of kidnapping is eradicated in the state.


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