Kidnap suspect who escaped from prison in Imo, forms another deadly kidnap gang

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The police in Imo State have arrested one Eze Obinna, a 35-year-old escapee prison inmate, over his alleged involvement in series of kidnap incidents.

The police had stormed Obinze, Owerri West LGA of Imo State, and arrested Obinna who had since his escape from the prison formed another deadly kidnap gang and had been terrorising Owerri and its environs.

According to the command’s spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, 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 million from the victim’s bank account to his own account, and later collected the sum of N4 million cash as ransom from the same victim.

The victim’s Toyota Venza car is yet to be recovered. Three AK-47 rifles with large number of ammunition were also recovered from his gang then.

They were charged to court and remanded in prison custody. However, they were set free during the attack on the prison facility on April 5, 2021.


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