Police arrest dismissed soldier for armed robbery, kidnapping in Imo

By AdvocateNews on 19/06/2021

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Imo State Police Command Tectical team have arrested a suspected notorious kidnapper one Godwin Chukwuemeka (35) AKA “Match and Die” inside the ceiling compartment of his residence.

The team stormed the hideout of the suspect
along the Owerri Nekede Axis in Owerri West Council Area of the state to arrest him.

In a statement by the Senior Assistant, Media, to the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, CSP Mike Abatam the notorious kidnapper is alleged to be a dismissed soldier of the Nigeria Army.

He said on interrogation, the suspect confessed to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Correctional Centre, Owerri early this year.

Items recovered from the suspect: include a cut to size double barrel gun, a black browning pistol, two live cartridges, One expanded cartridge, Military camouflage and Desert boots.

Also, he said , the command has warned members of the defunct Imo Security Guards to return all the arms/ammunitions and cartridges in their possession while they served as operatives of the defunct Imo Security Network in various local government areas.

He said such items be returned to the nearest Police Station or to the State Police Headquarters Owerri, Imo State commencing from Friday, 18th of June 2021 to Wednesday 30th of June 2021, unfailingly.

“The command warns in strong terms that any defunct Imo Security Guard personnel who refuses to return his arm within these stipulated dates will attract severe consequences,” he added.

Posted 19/06/2021 5:46:25 PM


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