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Enugu Police Parade Two Sisters Who Kidnapped Their Mum, Arrest Suspects in Nimbo Herdsmen Attack



The police in Enugu on Thursday hinted that its men have made some arrest in connection with the recent Fulani herdsmen attack and killing of dozens of residents of Nimbo community in Uzo Uwani council area of Enugu state, just as it paraded scores of suspects.

Emmanuel Ojukwu, the new Police commissioner (CP) in the state,disclosed this to newsmen during his maiden media briefing held at the headquarters of the state command.

The CP, who declined further details on the arrest, stated that a high-powered investigative team from the force headquarters was in the best position to provide such details at the appropriate time.

He however, assured that the police would do everything within its power to ensure that perpetrators of the barbaric act are brought justice, no matter how long it takes.

Commenting on the case of Corporal Chukwu, a police officer, who was arrested on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase over his alleged complicity in the attack, Ojukwu, said the case was being ex-rayed, adding that “a lot of searchlight has been beamed on him.”

“We have got testimonies about him; if at the end of the day he is found culpable, the full weight of the law will come on him, but he remains innocent until proved otherwise.”

AFRICAN EXAMINER  reports that the suspects included an 80-year-old man, who is being accused of gun-running.

Recovered from the gang included one cut to size double barrel gun, six locally made double barrel short guns, 10 locally made single barrel short guns, two single barrel long guns and four cartridges.

Also paraded were, two ladies, who allegedly stage-managed their mother’s kidnap.

The Commissioner, disclosed that “the suspects were apprehended by police operatives on a different date in connection with the purported kidnapping of one Mrs. Hannah Achime.

According to him, “One Monday Egbe, aged 30 years, was arrested and he confessed how the two of the victim’s daughters, Onyinyechi Achime and Akunna Achime invited him to the business to enable them collect money from their elder brother, one Mr. Eric Achime based in Lagos.

“Ransom of N2.5 million naira was demanded, while N500,000.00 was agreed to be paid.” Ojukwu hinted.


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