Hmmm. It appears there are still some hoodlums who missed the MEMO from the IMO State Government on Kidnapping. Did the House of Assembly under the Ohakim Administration not pass a law that the penalty for Kidnapping in the State was CAPITAL PUNISHMENT?
Why are Kidnappers still in the News? According to the correspondence below from the Government House, Two notorious Kidnappers in the Emekuku-Mbaise axis of the State were busted recently. . . .courtesy of the Operation Rescue Imo Team.
The renewed commitment of Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha to combat crime yesterday recorded a huge success as the combined security agents otherwise known as Operation Rescue Imo smashed two kidnap suspects that had terrorized the Emekuku-Mbaise axis of Imo State rescuing two female victims.
Narrating their ordeal in the hands of the kidnap suspects, one of the victims who hails from Owerri North, a banker by profession, said she was on her way home along Egbu Road near Emekuku when a gang double-crossed her vehicle and bundled her to the back seat of her car with another victim equally brought into the vehicle before they were taken to an undisclosed location.
Parading the suspects, the Director of State Security Services (SSS) said the team on a tip-off trailed the gang to their den along Owerri-Umuahia road where they kept the victims waiting for payment of ransom by their family members.. . . . .
One of the suspects’ mouth was smashed with a gunshot while attempting to escape as such could not make useful statement but his partner who identified himself as Emenike Toogu confessed to have committed the crime. He gave the name of his partner as Ndubuisi disclosing that both of them come from Osisioma Local Government of Abia State. They were caught in a warehouse where they had hidden the two women they had taken hostage asking for ransom of over one hundred million naira.
Imo state deputy governor, Sir Jude Agbaso who visited to see the suspects, commended the Operation Rescue team for applying intelligence in tracking down the hoodlums and enjoined members of the public to always confide with the security agencies in the ongoing war against kidnapping and crime in the state.
The Chief of Staff to Imo State Governor, Prince Eze Madumere described the arrest of the suspects as a breakthrough in the fight against crime by Gov. Okorocha’s administration.
He reiterated Gov. Okorocha’s resolve to fight towards reducing crime to the barest minimum adding that over one hundred vans were purchased and donated to the Operation Rescue Imo joint security outfit to achieve the goal of making Imo the most peaceful, secure, progressive state devoid of crime.
For goodness sake, if you are a kidnapper or hired assassin reading this, please stop allowing the devil to use you. IMO STATE is no longer a safe haven. If you are caught, you will be killed.. A word is enough for the wise.
NOTE: PHOTO DOES NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL SUSPECTS