Police Arrest Serial Kidnapper, Notorious Cultist In Imo

The Imo State Police Command has arrested an alleged serial kidnapper, Richard Ebony and another suspected cultist, one Chukwuemeka Peter Ekechi over their alleged involvement in heinous crimes in the state.

Police Arrest Serial Kidnapper, Notorious Cultist In Imo

Police spokesperson in the state, Henry Okoye, said the two suspects were rounded up in their different hideouts after painstaking investigations.

Okoye said 28-year-old Ebony popularly known as Linking, had confessed to his complicity in 13 kidnap incidents which included the kidnap of a 79-year-old Mrs Iren Okereafor on June 12th, 2018; Mrs Victoria Iroakazi on December 6th, 2019; Justin Nwanna on May 20th 2018, and other prominent individuals in Imo state.

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Ekechi, an alleged deadly cultist was arrested on March 28th in a well-coordinated strike by operatives of Nekede Divisional headquarters Crack squad unit, complemented by the local vigilantes.

Chukwuemeka, suspected to be connected with some heinous crimes was reported to have confessed to being a member of the Black Axe Ccnfraternity and is currently assisting the police with useful information in the ongoing comprehensive investigation.

Police disclosed that one automatic pump action gun loaded with six rounds of live ammunition was recovered from the suspect.

According to the police spokesperson, Okoye, “the arrest of the suspects underscores the Command’s unflinching dedication to stemming the tide of violent crimes in the state, and ensuring the safety and security of all its law-abiding residents during the Easter season and beyond”.

He assured of the Command’s readiness to effectively protect the state, under the State Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma.