With the recent increase in crime rate, the police in Anambra State have arrested a 33-year-old pastor, identified as Nweke Chijioke, and his accomplice Samuel Emeka for allegedly kidnapping an eleven-year-old boy.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Awkuzu in the Oyi Local Government Area of the state.The suspect, a native of Awkuzu, was said to have kidnapped the boy (name withheld)at Umoubi community in the company with his accomplice.
However, a source disclosed that “The pastor and his accomplice bundled their victim inside his vehicle boot and were on the run before they were caught.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the report. He said the pastor was arrested with his accomplice while trying to run away with their victim.
He said their victim was rescued in good condition and had been handed over to his mother. Mohammed said, “Police operatives attached to the command’s Special Anti Robbery Squad arrested one Pastor Nweke Chijioke and Samuel Emeka all of Awkuzu in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
He added, “Suspects had at about 4:30pm on Wednesday allegedly abducted one Ikechukwu aged 11 years at Akwuzu Umoubi and bundled him inside their vehicle boot.”He said the case was being investigated, adding that they would be charged to court after the investigation.
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