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Imo Police parade suspected criminals


Suspects accused of kidnapping, armed robbery, other crimes



The Imo State Police Command has paraded 36 suspected criminals believed to have been involved in various crimes in the state.


Giving the particulars of some of the cases that several of the suspects were engaged in, Mr Chris Ezike, the state commissioner of police while addressing newsmen about their arrest, said that facts available to his investigators indicate that in March, 2017, one Mrs Amaka Okere aged 45 of Mbieri in Mbaitoli LGA was kidnapped and murdered.


He said while investigations were yet in progress, one Emeka Adibie and Monica Adibie were arrested on June 15, 2017 in Rivers state and victims telephone handset was recovered from them.


In a second incident, the commissioner revealed that on May 21, 2017 at Umuomi Agwa in Oguta, one Ndubuisi Ugo aka “fish” was similarly arrested on a tip off for complicity in the armed robbery and kidnapping of Mrs. Gloria Favour.


During the police interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, revealed himself and his gang to have collected a ransom of N7.5 million in which he got N1 million as his own share, with cash of N200,000 being recovered from him.


Similarly, he explained that one Benneth Ema aged 39 was also arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a cement dealer in March, 2017, adding that the suspect confessed to the crimes, revealed that himself and his gang collected N900,000 as ransom which he received a share of N75,000.


And then on June, 2017 at about 2100 hrs, the commissioners disclosed that one Bright Nwankwo aged 25 and Ezeama Kenneth aged 24 years, who both claimed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede allegedly robbed one Mirian Diala Kelechi – also a student – of her blackberry telephone handset at gunpoint.



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