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

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