The Police Command in Anambra State has arrested three people in military uniforms for allegedly kidnapping a businessman identified as Mr Uchenna Ezeonu, at Ekwulobia in Aguata State Local Government Area.
In a statement on Saturday, May 25, 2019, the Public Relations Officer of the state’s Command, Mr Haruna Mohammed, disclosed that the suspects were arrested in a bush near the Uyo-Eke Market.
Also, Mohammed said that the arrests followed a distress call made to the command on May 24 2019 at about 11am. He said, “On May 24, at about 11:am, there was a distress call along Isuofia road in Aguata Local Government Area that three persons in military uniforms abducted one Uchenna Ezeonu around Ekwulobia Roundabout to unknown destination.
He added, “Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder in conjunction with Joint Patrol teams rushed to the scene and cordoned-off the entire area in search of the hoodlums along the bush path by Uyo- Eke market road. “Consequently, three suspects in military attires, who abducted the victim were rounded up and arrested inside the bush.“The victim was rescued unhurt.”
Likewise, the spokesman said that preliminary investigations revealed that one of the suspects, Obinna Ojiegbe, served in the Nigerian Army and was deployed to 101 Special Forces Battalion in Maiduguri, Borno.He said that Ojiegbe had been handed over to the Military Cantonment, Onitsha for further investigation.
Mohammed added that the two other suspects – Peter Obasi and Benjamin Nicholas, who wore military vests were found to be fake soldiers.
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Source: The News Guru