Thirty-four suspects have been arrested in Imo State for alleged involvements in various crimes such as kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, fraud, rape, conspiracy and theft.
The suspects were paraded by police boss in the state, Dasuki Galandanchi.
Galandachi said 10 suspects were nabbed for armed robberies, while 14 others were arrested for kidnapping. Two others, he said, were picked up for fraud.
“Also, 11 kidnap suspects were apprehended and four stolen vehicles were recovered. Nineteen arms, including four locally-made guns and one pump action riffle, were recovered,” the CP added.
“Through intelligence gathering, David Ndubuisi,24, of the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area, Chinonso Akabisi,26, of the Isiala Mbano LGA, and Christian Chukwuka,24, of the Oguta LGA were arrested for their involvement in the kidnap of one Cynthia Dike of the Ngor Okpala LGA on June 15, 2018.”
Galandachi revealed that the suspects abducted Cynthia on her way to her house from Port Harcourt. He said she was murdered and her nude body was dumped in a forest after the suspects robbed her.
One motorcycle, two knives, one hand bag and mobile phones belonging to the victim and other kidnap victims were recovered.
Two other suspects, identified as Chigaemezu Ekpem and Daniel Uzoka, were arrested by the operatives of the command for armed robbery.
“The suspects were nabbed by the operatives of the command while on a stop-and-search duty on the Port-Harcourt-Owerri Expressway,” the police boss said.
“The two suspects were intercepted while on a motorcycle. On searching them, a locally-made double-barrelled gun with one cartridge was recovered.
“They confessed to have gotten exhibits from an uncompleted building. The scene has been visited while investigation is still in progress,” he added.