The Police in Anambra State have smashed a notorious kidnap syndicate operating in Anam axis of Anambra West Local Government Area.
On 18th July 2023, Police detectives were alerted to one Chukwuebuka Esulo, 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, the Police say.
Detectives immediately arrested the suspect for questioning. He told the Police that he was part of the kidnapping syndicate and was sent to sell the car.
According to the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Operatives attached to the Anti Kidnapping Unit, Awkuzu, went after other members of the gang and arrested 23-year-old Ejeka Ufuo.
He added that efforts are ongoing to round up other members of the gang and recover their weapons.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended all personnel involved in the breakthrough and urged them to redouble their effort until the menace of kidnapping is eradicated in the State.
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