… CP orders security along Ugwuogo-Nike/Opi/Nsukka road

Juliana Francis

A 17 years old lady, Ogochukwu Nweke, was among suspects arrested for kidnapping for ransom in Enugu State, says the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Daniel Ndukwe.

Ndukwe, who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said that the lady and members of the kidnapping gang were arrested after they abducted a victim and collected the ransom via Point Of Sale (POS).

The suspects were arrested on 20th October 2022. Other gang members are Chidi Jobbison, 24, and Emmanuel Ogbu, 25.

Ndukwe said: “Police Operatives of the Command serving at Independence Layout Police Division, on 20th October 2022, at about 2.30 pm, arrested three kidnapping suspects: Chidi Jobbison, 24, Emmanuel Ogbu, 25, and Ogochukwu Nweke,17. They were arrested at Nkwo in Ugwuaji community of Enugu South Local Government Area. Following their arrest, Police rescued their male victim. Their arrest was due to the operatives’ swift response to credible information. Our information was that three gang members, operating in a minibus, wearing masks, abducted the said victim from his house and took him into a bush in the aforementioned location and obtained a ransom of N650,00.00 through a POS Operator. However, the operatives clamped down on them, arrested the suspects and recovered the yellow-coloured Suzuki mini bus with registration number UKP 270 YP and two masks.”

The image maker also used the opportunity to talk about the recent abduction of some travellers along Agu-Ekwegbe community axis of Ugwuogo-Nike/Opi/Nsukka highway, in the evening hours of 23rd of October, 2022.

Ndukwe stated the State’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the maximum deployment of operational and intelligence resources of the Command to ensure adequate security on the said road, rescue an unascertained number of persons allegedly abducted and arrest the hoodlums.

Ndukwe noted: “The Commissioner has reassured users of the said road and the citizenry of the Command’s unwavering commitment to ensure that their security and safety were maximally maintained, while categorically stating that onslaught on unrepentant criminal elements in the State shall be sustained.”

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