Police nab 3 kidnappers, rescue 4 victims in Kogi

Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu, has sounded a note of warning to hoodlums and intending criminals alike to steer clear of the state or face their doom.
Ekechukwu gave the warning recently while parading some suspected kidnappers who wanted to use Enugu for their nefarious activities.
“Enugu State is a grave for all criminals and anyone managing to escape will be pursued and hunted down,” Ekechukwu boasted.
Briefing the press on the successes made by the police in tracking down criminals, the commissioner, who recently paraded about 20 criminals, said the aim of the briefing was to tell the world that they have kept to their earlier promise to rid Enugu of undesirable elements.
He explained that the police smashed a kidnap syndicate that operates between Enugu and Akwa Ibom State.
The syndicate, Ekechukwu explained, was masterminded by one Etim Amos from Abiakpo Ibo Road, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, who was posing as a soldier.
He also explained how Etim and his cohorts kidnapped one Barrister John Abugu at GRA, Enugu, Mrs. Jane Ekweremadu at Agric Junction, Independence Layout, Mrs Brooks Okwara, Mrs Sandra Onu who they kidnapped along with her Honda CRV car with reg. no Lagos JJJ CL at New Haven and were pursued to Uyo where they met their waterloo during a gun duel with the police. Also gunned down was one Otunre Nse and a gun, handsets, fake army ID card bearing Cpl. Etim Henry Amos were recovered from the hoodlums, as well as the victims vehicle.
The commissioner explained how the police smashed another kidnap syndicate.
“The gang is made up of Nonso Onyebuchi of Obeagu, Awgu, who is the leader, Collins Chime of Obinagu, Udi, a relation of the victim and Chukwudi Azemene from Umuoduma, Aba, Abia State.
“They kidnapped Elder Chime Edwin, a UK returnee in Obinagu on April 2 and whisked him away in a Volkswagen Audi car with Reg. No. DWK 929 PP which they had earlier robbed from the owner at Umunede, Delta State,” Ekechukwu explained.
He said the suspects confessed to the crime.
In an interview with journalists, one of the kidnappers of Elder Chime, Collins, said they did not intend to kidnap his uncle, but that they were forced to do so when they could not kidnap a lady they had intended to.
He explained that in order not to miss making money, he had to lead his gang to his uncle’s house who returned from abroad.
Chime promised to change if he is shown mercy and pleaded with the government to provide him with a job.

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