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JUST IN: Police arrest notorious kidnap kingpin in Imo

Eze Obinna, a notorious kidnap kingpin, was arrested by operatives of the Imo State Command’s Quick Intervention Team (QIT) over his involvement in series of kidnap incidents.

The culprit who is 35-year-old kingpin and also a prison escapee hails from Amaimo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu (SP) said the operatives acted on the directives of the Commissioner of Police Yaro Abutu to arrest the suspect who he said had formed another deadly gang since he escaped from the prison.

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According to him, sometime in December 2020, the suspect was arrested by the operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping unit, for kidnapping a victim, “where he personally transferred the sum of N5,000,000 from the victim’s bank account to his own account, and later collected the sum of N4,000,000 cash, as ransom from the same victim, while the victim’s Toyota Venza car is yet to be recovered.”

He disclosed further that three AK 47 rifles with large number of ammunitions were recovered from them then; “They were charged to court and remanded in prison custody. However, they were set free during the attack on the Correctional services on 5/4/21.”

The police spokesman said that the Commissioner of Police has ordered the arrest of all his gang members, as well as mopping up their operational arms, adding that efforts were ongoing in that regard.

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