Imo State Police Command Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers, Recover Arms

By Martin Okorowu, The Nigerian Voice, Owerri 
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In what could be described as a total display of bravity, police officers under the command and coordination of the Imo Police Commissioner, CP Isaac Akinmoyede with credible intelligence tips, tracked down '4040' and Stan; dreaded gang leaders of the famous Osisi kankwu, who was earlier in 2018 gunned in Abia State.

The two notorious armed men escaped during the 2018 raid from their hideouts, changed locations and had been terrorising citizens and road users in deadly kidnap escapades.

The Nigerian Voice learnt gang was responsible for the kidnapping of Chidimma Uchegbu, a native of Umuedo Obohia in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA IMO State, who is the wife of Rev Canon Stephen Uchegbu in 2018. According to credible information, they were also responsible for the kidnap of Mrs Ogechi Inyama from Amumara Ezinihite mbaise LGA Imo State same 2018.

All efforts made by the police to apprehend the kidnappers then at large proved abortive, until recently when the two suspected kidnappers, Ozoemena Onyekachi Goodluck (alias 4040) and Agbakwuruchi Stanley Uchenwa who hails from Umulolo Amato Amuzu in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State resurfaced for operation and were tracked down to their criminal hide out by men of the Anti-kidnap Squad of the Imo police command led by CSP Linus Nwaiwu, Commander Anti-kidnap, Owerri Police Command and arrested them during exchange of gun battle at Otulu Amumara Ezinihite mbaise LGA.

The suspects our sources revealed sustained various degrees of bullet wounds. The police also recovered two automatic pump action rifles loaded with 16-rounds of live cartridges.

Unfortunately, one of the kidnappers (alias Ojo) native of Otulu Amumara Ezinihite mbaise LGA escaped and efforts are being made in line with investigations of the police to apprehend the escapee.