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Police Demolish Kidnappers’ Den In Imo

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Posted: May 27, 2016 at 5:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Anolu Vincent

Owerri – The crusade against kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities by men of the underworld in Imo State has begun to yield fruits with the demolition of a notorious den of kidnappers at Ohuba, in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state by the state police command in conjunction with the state government.

The exercise, which took place at Ohuba community, affected the houses of one John Chima (27) also called America and Anderson Ahaneku (30) said to be notorious kidnappers in the state.

The duo, who were also said to be currently on the run were alleged to have been involved in the kidnap of prominent personalities in the state.

It was gathered that the police stormed the area in April following intelligence reports that the place had become a hot bed for criminal activities.

Speaking to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Taiwo F. Lakanu said that the command was ever ready to deal with kidnappers and others inclined to crime and criminalities in the state.

He said, “We are going to pull down more houses of these hoodlums in the state. Pulling down their houses is a step in a right direction.  When your house is burnt because of crime, it would make you to turn a new leaf.”

He said that the police in the state would work 24 hours to ensure that crime and criminality syndicates were shown the way out of the state.

Also speaking, the State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere stated that the State Government would not support people, who get rich through ill means.

“This would go a long way in serving as a deterrent to other criminals, who have taken kidnapping and other heinous crimes as business ventures”.

He further averred that the Rochas Okorocha-led administration in the state was poised in complementing the efforts of the police and other security agencies in their war against those behind the obnoxious ways of life.

He summed, “The demolition of houses of known kidnappers will continue until kidnapping is finally rooted out of Imo State completely.”