Imo State Police Command officers have apprehended five kidnappers and armed robbers. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam, confirmed the arrest in a statement, saying the suspects were found with 20 live AK-47 ammo and five live cartridges.
“On 26/7/2021, at about 1830 hours, the command’s tactical team attached to the Divisional Police Station, Ohaji Egbema, acting on a tip-off, arrested one Obieze Chima “M” aged 34 years of Umuoboke Obile in Ohaji Egbema LGA of Imo State, a notorious armed robber, and kidnapper whose syndicate has been terrorising the state, after a serious gun battle, where he sustained bullet injury on his leg.
“On interrogation, he confessed being a member of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and has featured prominently in most of the armed robberies and kidnappings in the state with his gang leader, popularly known as ‘Emperor,’” the police statement said.
According to him, on July 27, 2021, about 0830 hours, the suspect was sent to the state command’s anti-kidnapping unit for further investigation.
He gave important comments during interrogation and led the command’s team to Egbema in Ohaji LGA, Imo State, where Darlington Nwokeocha “M” age 20, Chinedu Dike ” M ” age 25, and Odinaka Kentus “M” age 32 were all inhabitants of Nmahu Egbema.
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