The alleged kingpin, yet to be identified by his real name, was tracked down by the security agencies
The kingpin was arrested in Ebonyi
The kidnap kingpin who killed Emmanuel Igwe, a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and abducted his wife has been apprehended...CONTINUE READING
The kingpin was arrested in Ebonyi state by combined efforts of the Nigeria Police, local vigilantes, and other security agencies.
The chairman of Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Mr Emmanuel Ajah, made this known while addressing newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.
Ajah said the alleged kingpin, yet to be identified by his real name, was tracked down by the security agencies.
According to him: “Last time, we recorded success by arresting the second in command of that team, called Gonner, in Abia State. And we continued looking for the kingpin. Today, we have succeeded in arresting the Alhaji himself. He is now cooling his heels at the police station.
“We spent a lot of money looking for them because they didn’t stay in one place and they changed phone numbers. We have looked for them in Lagos, Kaduna, Delta and other places. But yesterday night, we recorded success by apprehending the kingpin.”
He said further: “Alhaji is the one who collected the ransom for the release of the kidnap victim from the police and entered the bush. He is now at the police station. He never denied it. I’m just coming out of the police station, and he didn’t deny collecting the ransom.”
Ajah also disclosed the arrest of another two suspected kidnappers and the rescue of three victims abducted recently in the council area. This development, he said, was the result of the joint efforts of the Nigerian Army, Police, and members of the local security outfit in Ivo LGA….CONTINUE READING