The Imo state police command on Friday paraded
three suspects allegedly connected with the kidnap
of an Anglican priest and a traditional ruler on
March 8 and March 19 respectively.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Musa
Katsina, who led journalists to the kidnappers’
hideout in Arondizuogu, said the command had
intensified efforts against predatory anti-social
elements in the state.
He said the three suspects were arrested in
Umunze in Anambra through the combined effort of
the command’s special ambush squad and their
expanded strategic partners in Anambra.
Katsina said the police swung into action after the
kidnap while relying on intelligence reports
gathered from credible sources.
He said the suspects, Sunday Oparaeke, Simeon
Igwegbe and Kingsley Henshaw, were dealers in
He said the police recovered one Toyota Corolla, a
Toyota Rav 4, a Toyota Forerunner and one
Nissan Maxima from the suspects.
He also said that one of the suspects, Kingsley
Henshaw, was an ex-convict of armed robbery.
The traditional ruler, Eze Josephat Aliebo of
Njikoka Umulolo, Okigwe, was released after his
family paid N2 million ransom to the kidnappers.
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