Sunday, March 17, 2013
Three kidnap, robbery suspects arrested in Anambra
One of the alleged kidnap kingpins who ran away in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State during the raid at an acclaimed church, has been arrested by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.
Two other robbery suspects were arrested by a combined team of soldiers and the police along Enugu-Onitsha old road in Awka and handed over to SARS.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Emeka Chukwuemeka, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), confirmed the incidents yesterday to The Nation
The alleged kidnap kingpin simply called (Nnamdi) was arrested a few days ago in Onitsha, while his elder brother Ifeanyi Nwaezeagu who owns unchangeable God Miracle Church in Awkuzu is still on the run.
The arrested suspect w as said to be the second in command of the kidnap gang and equally claims to be a vigilante officer in Awkuzu.
According the PPRO, all the suspects were being interrogated by the police command, adding that the resolve of the command to rid the state of criminals was total.
However, The Nation gathered that the other robbery suspects robbed a young man of his motorcycle otherwise known as ‘Okada’ and mobile phone on Sunday, including some undisclosed sum of cash at gun point.
It was gathered that the suspects were arrested by a soldier and a police personnel from Mopol base 29 in Awka and taken to B Division in Awka, where they were transferred to SARS office for interrogation also.