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Police parade 9 kidnap, robbery suspects

Enugu—The police in Enugu State has paraded nine kidnap and robbery suspects, including two women, who were allegedly terrorising the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Zarewa, told newsmen during the parade in Enugu, that the suspects were members of the group that kidnapped four children at the Loma Linda Estate in Enugu.

The suspects allegedly dropped off two of the children, left with the other two and released them after collecting a N2 million ransom.

Zarewa said that following a tip-off, the suspects were traced to Lagos, where one of their girlfriends was arrested.

He said that the girl later gave useful information that led to the arrest of other members of the gang.

“The remaining suspects were arrested in Port Harcourt. The suspects later took security operatives to a forest around Loma Linda Estate, where their arms, ammunition and charms were kept,” he said.

Zarewa listed the items recovered from the suspects to include two AK47 riffles, 15 AK47 magazines with 350 rounds of ammunition, one Pathfinder Jeep, 16 local bullet-proof vests, one native charm belt, assorted charms and N650,000 cash.

Also, one Kingsley Onwu, 38, was paraded for allegedly vandalising PHCN cables at Achi-Agu electricity project site, last year.

The police chief also paraded a robbery suspect, Didiugwu Isaiah, and said that two members of his robbery gang had been apprehended, while one of them was still at large.

Zarewa said that the suspects would be charged to court after the completion of police investigations.


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