Thursday, 27 August 2015

Police Nab Ritual Killer Over Murder

IGP, Solomon Arase
…week-old baby bought for N100,000
Homicide squad of Imo State Police Command yester­day smashed a ritual syn­dicate in the state.
Parading the suspects before newsmen in Owerri, acting Commissioner of Police, Dave Akinremi, said operatives acting on a tip-off arrested one Joy Emmanu­el, a member of the syndi­cate, who is a nurse resident at Amafeke, Orlu, and a na­tive of Eziobodo in Owerri West Local Government.

The suspect, the com­missioner said, conspired with one Blessing Emman­uel from Ini in Akwa Ibom State, who was delivered of a set of twins to sell one of the babies to a native doctor for N100,000.

Other members of the syndicate arrested, accord­ing to the commissioner, include Basilia Okeke, a na­tive of Umuegbe, Amafeke, Orlu; Ijeoma Ebuke, native of Umueze-ugah in Anam­bra State, but residing at Ak­wakuma, Okpru Orlu, Willi Emmanuel of Okpotong in Ini, Akwa Ibom State; Kate Nwachukwu, of Amauzari, Amaraku in Isiala-Mbano, but resident at Ebenese Umueze-Nnachi, Ihiama, Orlu; and Ifeoma Ebemere of Umudu Amafeke, Orlu.

Also, the commissioner said the command, follow­ing a tip-off arrested one Samuel Ngozi, a native of Isiala Ngwa South in Abia State, who claimed to be a senior Army officer of the rank of major, while ter­rorising citizens of Nekede in Owerri West. He said the suspect was arrested in army uniform and was found to be a fake officer, pointing out that the suspect would soon be charged to court for impersonation and attempt to commit felony.

He paraded over 20 sus­pects involved in various crimes, including armed robbery.
He said acting on infor­mation, operatives of the command arrested a 33 year-old leader of a gang, specialising in car snatch­ing, Kelechi Ogbonna, who is a native of Amaeze, in Isiagu, Ivo Local Govern­ment Area of Ebonyi State but resides at Nekede Road in Owerri West.

According to the police boss, the suspect who is a specialist in removing cars from where they were parked with an extraordi­nary master key, was ar­rested while attempting to steal a red colour Honda CRV Jeep with registra­tion No LND 768FL belong­ing to one Mr. Ihewuba Oguzie of 3 Umez Eronini Street, Ikenegbu layout Owerri.

The acting commis­sioner further disclosed that items recovered from the suspects include the extraordinary master key and a spanner.
Source: National Mirror