PHOTO: Kidnap Kingpin Killed By Police, Other Gang Members Arrested

A suspected kidnap kingpin was shot dead by the Police in Ohuru Isimiri Division near Aba in Abia State, at the week­end.

The Police officers in Ohuru Isimiri Division started the operation to capture a suspected kidnap kingpin, Chigadi, together with other gang members after they got the information about their hideout in hotel located within Ukwu Agbu area of the city. Following the tip-off, the Police Area Commander for Aba, Mr Peter Wagbara, sent police team led by the DPO, to Ohuru Isimiri, to raid the hotel.

Once the police officers arrived at the scene, the gang opened fire which resulted in death of their kignpin, who passed away on the way to hospital. A man and a woman were arrested while other gang members fled the scene of a deadly shooting. Some stolen items were recovered from the houses of the arrested.

It is believed that the gang is responsible for series of kidnap cases in the area. Among which is a recent abduction of a young woman at Eastern Ngwa, who was released after her relatives paid a ransom. 

The police also arrested some crim­inals who dwell in a house of a woman, identified as Grace, on Bible College Road, Umuelendu, near Aba. However, the woman which is suspected of providing sponsorship for kidnap­pers and child traffickers, escaped.

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