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Police rescue four victims, recover vehicles, arms in Anambra



ANAMBRA State Police Command has condemned incessant killings in the state and urged the public to be watchdogs by providing information to the appropriate authority.

  Reacting to questions from journalists on activities of kidnappers in  Anaocha LGA of Anambra State during an interactive session at the  command’s headquarters,  Amawbia,  the state’s  Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Tohukwu Ikenga said that  the intelligence gathered  indicates that there was a location where kidnappers operate in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, that made the police operatives working with the vigilante  to storm the area on Sunday , rescued the victims and arrested one Emeka, who was suspected of tcomplicity in the crime.

  Speaking further, he said that there were series of interrogation that made him to confess to the crime that led detectives to the hideout of his gang in a town in Oba, ldemmili South LGA, where detectives engaged the gangsters in a shootout,  gunned  down the gang leader, one Chinedu Ajogu (aka) Sampolo and five others, including their native doctor who was  arrested for interrogation and prosecution.

  He listed items recovered from them as onesmg rifle, one beretta pistol, two locally made revolver pistol, one dagger, one Biafra flag, two berets, two pairs of ESN uniform, two web belts, assorted charms, one Acura SUV snatched from a Rev. father in Awgbu on  May 31, 2022.

  Speaking on the Oko incident and that of  Ekwulobia in Aguata LGA, the PPRO said that the command received information and embarked  on  rescue mission, had encounter with them and rescued the victims.

  When asked about the police operational vehicle that was attacked at Nkpor, with the money involved, he claimed that it belonged to the vigilante not police and that no money was inside the vehicle.

  On the  issue of  the native doctor that beheaded the law maker, he said that investigation is still on-going, noting that people are no-longer keeping silence, rather providing necessary information for the good of the state.

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