By Charles Nwabardi
The newly deployed Commissioner of Police to Imo State, Abutu Yaro is poised to change the narrative in crime fighting in the State as detectives in his Command have arrested a notorious kidnapper.
SECURITY REPORTERS.com gathered from sources that operatives of the Command’s Quick Intervention Team QIT on Monday arrested the suspect Eze Obinna (35 years old), a native of Amaimo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo state, over his involvement in series of kidnap incidents lately.
The operatives while acting on the directives of the new Commissioner of Police to rid Imo state of crime and criminality decided to take the war against violent crime to the den of the hoodlums, as well as re-arrest the escapee inmates of the Correctional services.
The operatives relying heavily on a tip off, reportedly stormed Obinze, Owerri West LGA and arrested the said Eze Obinna who had since his escape from the Prison, formed another deadly kidnap gang and which has been terrorising Owerri and environs.
It would be reecalled that sometime in December 2020, the suspect was arrested by the operatives of the Anti Kidnapping unit , for kidnapping a victim, where he personally transferred the sum of five Million Naira (N5,000,000) from the victim’s Bank account to his own account and subsequently collected the sum of four Million Naira (N4,000,000) cash, as ransom from the same victim, while the victim’s Toyota Venza car is yet to be recovered.
Three AK 47 Rifles with large number of ammunitions were also recovered from the gang at that time. They were charged to court and remanded in Prison custody. However, they were set free during the attack on the Correctional services on April 5, 2021 during which over 1800 inmates escaped.
Confirming the arrest, the Imo State Police spokesman, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando; a Superintendent of Police said, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the arrest of all his gang members, as well as moping up their operational arms