May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Notorious Kidnap Kingpin Arrested By Police In Imo, Recovered Stolen Car

The Police in Imo State have arrested a notorious kidnap kingpin, Aralu Chukwudi Charis of Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State for masterminding several kidnapping and armed robbery operations in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Imo Command, Henry Okoye, disclosed this in a statement issued in Owerri on Monday.

Okoye said Aralu was arrested by operatives of the Imo State Police Command Anti Kidnapping Unit led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa following credible intelligence and a well-coordinated operation that led the operatives to the criminal hideout of the suspect at Mgbidi in Oru East LGA of Imo State on 13/04/2024, where he was ambushed and eventually arrested

The statement reads,” The suspect masterminded several kidnapping and armed robbery operations in Imo State. On searching his hideout, one Ash Coloured Toyota Camry, 2005 model, with reg no; MUS 509 DS Lagos, reportedly snatched was recovered.

“In the course of the investigation, he confessed that he is the gang leader of a deadly criminal syndicate terrorizing the people of Imo State and provided crucial information that will assist the determined operatives in the arrest of his syndicate at large.

“The suspect will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation. ”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Imo State Command, Aboki Danjuma has reiterated the Command’s unwavering commitment to continually clamp down on unrepentant criminal syndicates perpetrating insecurity in the state.

The CP advised the residents of Imo State, particularly the youths to eschew crime, warning that perpetrators will always be exposed and in most cases, end up in tragedy.

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