The Enugu State Police Command, on Sunday, said it’s operatives have arrested two suspected kidnappers and a native doctor.
In a statement by the spokesman of the command, Daniel Ndukwe, the suspects are between the ages of 27 and 36.
According to him, the suspects kidnapped one Amaechi Oguama on October 20, 2021, demanded, and collected N10 million ransom.
He said since they collected the ransom, they refused to release the victim.
He named the suspected kidnappers and habalist as Anka-Dede’; Ifeanyi Eze, a.k.a. ‘Abrinanwa’; and Sunday Ede Aneke, a native doctor, popularly known as ‘Aneke-Ikenga.’
According to him, the suspects who were arrested on March 22 and 24, 2022, by the Commissioner of Police Monitoring Unit hailed from Akpugo in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, were members of a criminal gang that specialised in kidnapping.
He added that the command earlier arrested the three members of the gang, whom he gave their names as Chioma Uwa (f), a.k.a. Dr Happiness; Chekwube Nwatu (m), a.k.a. Cheche; and Emeka Uwa (m), a.k.a. Akimbo, and had been arraigned in court and remanded in the Enugu Correctional Maximum Custodial Centre.
He said the suspects confessed to have been actively involved in the kidnapping of the said victim and the receipt of ransom of over N10 million.
He said one Berretta pistol with one .9mm round of live ammunition was recovered from them.