Native doctor, 2 other kidnapping suspect arrested in Enugu

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Native doctor, 2 other kidnapping suspect arrested in Enugu

Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that a prominent native doctor, Aneke-Ikenga, and 2 others have been detained for alleged kidnapping in Enugu State.

On October 20, 2021, the suspects, aged 27 to 36, allegedly kidnapped one Amechi Oguama, demanded a N10 million ransom from his family, and never released him.

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The offenders were among 45 suspected criminals detained in Enugu between March and April 2022, according to police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the arrests in a statement.

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The suspects are Oko Chukwudi, also known as Anka-Dede, Ifeanyi Eze, alias Abrinanwa, and Sunday Ede Aneke, according to the statement.

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The accused were apprehended by officers from the CP Monitoring Unit on March 22 and 24, 2022, according to Ndukwe.

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He said that the suspects, who were from Akpugo in the state’s Nkanu West local area, were members of a kidnapping group.

Three members of the gang, Chioma Uwa (female) nicknamed Dr. Happiness, Chekwube Nwatu (male) or Cheche, and Emeka Uwa (male) aka Akimbo, had previously been detained, arraigned in court, and lodged in the Enugu Correctional Maximum Custodial Centre, according to the police spokesman.

“The newly detained suspects confessed to being actively involved in the kidnapping of the abovementioned victim and the criminal gang’s acceptance of a ransom payment of over N10 million,” he said. They were found holding a Berretta pistol loaded with 1.9mm live bullets.”

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“In the meanwhile, once the extra investigation into the case is completed, the suspects will be arraigned in court and prosecuted alongside the earlier suspects.”

The arrest, according to Nsukwe, would not have been possible without the help of locals and sister agencies.

He urged residents to be law-abiding, vigilant, and to continue to support the police by reporting offenders and their activities to the nearest police station or phoning the Command’s emergency hotlines at 08032003702, 08075390883, or 08086671202.

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