Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have rescued three persons who were abducted and chained to building pillars of a house in Umuohi Village in Okija.
The kidnapped victims were said to have been tied to the pillars by the kidnappers and kept incommunicado in the compound for weeks without food.
A statement released by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, spokesperson of the command on Sunday, July 16, said two suspects identified as Okika Chukwujekwu, 31, and Sylvester Okorie Ikwuanusi, 55, were arrested for interrogation.
‘’The feat followed the confession made by the notorious gang leader, popularly known as ‘Totoritor’ who was arrested earlier and had been in police custody. He was positively identified on 6/7/2023 by a victim with gunshot injury before he was arrested. Preliminary investigation reveals that the rescued citizens have been kept incommunicado and chained to pillars in the above-mentioned Compound for weeks before their rescue,” Ikenga said.
He added that efforts are ongoing to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.
Ikenga went on to say, ‘’The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye has urged the good people of Anambra State to disregard propaganda by outlawed groups and continue to partner with the Police and other security agencies in the State to restore peace to Anambra State.
“The police boss encouraged to report suspicious persons and unusual movement they may observe to the nearest Police Station or through the Command Emergency number 112 or call 07039194332 for prompt response. The ‘npf rescue me app’ is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and iPhone users respectively.”
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