Police in Anambra State has arrested two men, Anthony Robbert and Udoka Nwoko, who are members of a kidnapping syndicate who recently took N3million from a victim’s family and failed to free him, rather killing him.
The two-man gang were said to have been arrested at Owerrinta in Abia State by men of the command after a serious gun duel which left the duo fatally wounded.
The gang was said to have kidnapped one Amaechi Ike, a businessman from Onitsha on 3rd November, and also collected ransom, but instead of releasing him, the duo proceeded to kill him.
A press release by SP Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson for Anambra State Police command said, “On the 15/11/2019 at about 03:30 am following actionable intelligence, Puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with the Command Special Anti robbery Squad (SARS) tracked and arrested at Aro Ngwa, Owerrinta in Abia State one Anthony Robbert ‘m’ aged 25 years and one Udoka Nwoko ‘m’ aged 27 years after a fierce gun battle.
“Suspects who were fatally wounded during the encounter had on the 3/11/2019 kidnapped one Amaechi Ike ‘m’ at Awada in Onitsha, Anambra State, collected three Million Naira ransom(#3,000,000) from his family and still went ahead to kill the victim.
“Suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime and immediately took Police detectives to the location where they buried the victim in a shallow grave.The corpse was exhumed and recovered as exhibit.”
Haruna disclosed that, one locally made revolver pistol and four life ammunition of 9mm were equally recovered from the suspects.
He said, “Meanwhile, Suspects were taken to the hospital for medical attention and case is under investigation after which perpetrators would be brought to justice.”