Kidnap victim rescued in Enugu

Operatives of the Anti Kidnap Unit of Enugu Police command have rescued, unhurt, a kidnap victim who was allegedly abducted on July 3. The victim was rescued at Abunuzu-imezi Owa forest in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State following intelligence report gathered on the activities of the suspects.
Police source revealed that the suspects had engaged the operatives in a gun duel but were however subdued by the operatives. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu confirmed the rescue incident adding  that some of the suspects were injured during the exchange of gunfire.
According to Amaraizu:”Suspects gave their names as Umaru  Abubakar, Iya Bello, Ruwa and one other who could not give his name are helping the operatives in connection with the alleged criminal offence as well as various act of kidnapping, armed robbery along Enugu-Onitsha Highways.
“Recovered from the suspects in the forest includes; one English made pump action, one double barrel, locally made long-gun, two single barrel locally made gun, one locally made short gun and twenty five live cartridges.”

In a related development, suspects, Onyeka Okonkwo of Ibagwa Nike village state in Enugu-East Local Government Area of Enugu State and Igbokwe Onyekwere of Umuchigbo,Iji- Nike that allegedly specialized in armed robbery as well as other related criminal activities within  Abakpa and its environs have been nabbed by the operatives of the Anti Kidnapping Unit of the command.
It was gathered that the suspects had allegedly robbed a female victim at Trans-Ekulu axis of Enugu, dispossessing her of money and other valuables which prompted a police trail on the suspects.
Recovered from the suspects includes a Golf saloon car with registration number AGU 987 TP, assorted phones which the suspects use in luring their target victims.



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