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Police Exhume Remains Of Kidnap Victim In Imo, Arrest Abductors

Posted: Dec 28, 2015 at 11:53 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

 

  • Abductors’ parents banished from community 

The Imo State Police Command, at weekend, exhumed the remains of a 63-year-old kidnapped victim identified as Madam Ogo Omereji who was abducted and buried alive in a shallow grave by her abductors.

This is after the arrest of her abductors, who were incidentally her nephews. The names of the suspects, as given by the command, include Gift Emeka (26), Sunday Uchenna (28) and Emeka Chinedu (27).

The leader of the community where the incident happened, Chief Obieze O. Obieze, has also said that the parents of the suspects have been banished from the community.

The family of the victim, who was abducted in her farm on September 26, this year by the three-man kidnap gang, was said to have paid N500,000 to the kidnappers who eventually killed the victim who, they suspected might have identified them.

Addressing journalists shortly after the decomposed body was exhumed from the grave in the thick forest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, said operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the state police command arrested the three suspects who confessed to have abducted the woman whom they subsequently murdered and buried in the forest at Awara in Ohaji/Egbema council area of the state.

He said, “You will recall that the Imo Police Command recently launched Operation Nkpochapu also known as Operation Wipe out criminals in the state. The initiative is already yielding results.”

Meanwhile, the command has launched a telephone directory which has been distributed to the people through the traditional rulers to report incidents.