The Nigeria Police Force has rescued an unidentified six months old pregnant woman who was said to have been abducted in the presence of her husband and arrested three of her abductors during the sting operation in Abia State.
As gathered, the arrested members of the kidnap gang were also said to have been the killer of an Abia based business man identified as Jacob Ukwa whose life was cut short in the Agbo Hill area of the state.
The suspects led by an ex official of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Chinedu Agwu, AKA General, who was in February 2021 released from prison after serving five years for a criminal offence, were arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligent Response Team (IRT).
The two other suspects arrested alongside General by the IRT operatives are an artisan (welder), Nnadozie Monday, and the rider of the gang’s operational tricycle, Godwin Uche.
As learnt, their arrest followed a directive from the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, to the Abia State Commissioner of Police and the Commander – In – Charge of IRT to go after the killers of the businessman.
After their arrests, police preliminary investigations revealed that the Generals’ gang was so feared that some residents of Agbo Hill were afraid to report them to the police.
It was gathered that the arrested suspects confessed to the killing of the Abia business man and also claimed responsibility for a series of other criminal activities in Abia State. Members of the gang told the police that they killed the business after an attempt to kidnap him failed some months ago.
One of the suspects, Nnadozie, while narrating how the business was killed said “we ride around in a tricycle and look around for flashy cars. Sometime In July, we were on patrol, when we sighted him driving a flashy car and we trailed him.
“He noticed that we were following and he drove quickly to his house. He jumped out of the vehicles with his two phones, when one of us nicknamed UC shot him. That time I was still in the tricycle but I could hear others blaming UC for shooting and we escaped from that scene.”