The Anambra State Police Command says its operatives have smashed a notorious Kidnap gang operating in Anam axis of Anambra West LGA.
The command said it was alerted on 18th July to one Chukwuebuka Esulo from Ebonyi State who was seeking a buyer in Agulu, Anaocha LGA, for a black Mercedes Benz GLK SUV reg. No. BLF 746 EA whose owner had earlier been reported kidnapped in Aguleri on 26th June, 2023, and the sum of N4.5m extorted as ransom from the family before he was released.
DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the command’s spokesman in a statement said Detectives swooped on the suspect and arrested him for questioning.
“He confessed to being a member of the kidnap gang and disclosed that he was sent from their Camp to sell the car.
“On the orders of the Commissioner of Police, the case was transferred to the Anti Kidnapping Unit, Awkuzu who then went after other members of the gang leading to the arrest of one other member of the gang Ejeka Ufuo, ‘m’ 23 years, who was led to believe that the vehicle had been sold and he came out with the intent of collecting the proceeds.
“Efforts are ongoing to round up other members of the gang and recover their weapons.
“The Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye commended all Personnel involved in the breakthrough and urges them to redouble their effort until the menace of kidnapping is eradicated in Anambra State”.