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Suspected Kidnappers of Esut VC ARRESTED!!!

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Suspected
abductors of the Vice-Chancellor, Enugu State University of Science and
Technology (ESUT), Prof Cyprian Onyeji, have been nabbed by operatives
of the anti-kidnapping squad of the Enugu State Police Command.
The
nine-man gang was said to have confessed to having carried out series
of kidnapping in the South-east region, including the recent kidnap of
Onyeji, who regained freedom 20 days ago.
A statement by the
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ebere Amarizu, a Deputy
Superintendent of Police, said members of the syndicate were arrested
yesterday after a heavy gun battle with security operatives.

Security agents had surrounded their hideout at Safety Hotel, Uwani in Enugu South Local Government Area following a tip-off.
 Narrating
how the suspects were arrested, Amarizu said policemen who had been on
the trail of the suspects since the kidnap of the VC last month,
arrested three of the suspects at about 4pm Wednesday, who led them to
the others.
 Amarizu said the arrest of Osinachi Iheanacho,
Ejike Aba and Obinna Okoro from a commercial bus at Agbogugu, Awgu on
the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, was as a result of intelligence
report gathered by the police.
“Then, at about 1.30am on
Wednesday, the operatives were led to Safety Hotels at Uwani of Enugu
State where severe gun duel ensued between the suspected kidnappers and
the security operatives and after the serious gun battle, one Ezebilo
Ihiemere alias GAGO, Ifeanyi Kingsley Edeh, Ani Chidiebere, Udeonu
Ernest and Chibuzor Eze were arrested, while one Chiboy escaped from the
roof top of a three-storey building with serious gun injury,” the
police spokesman said.
Among items recovered from the
suspects was a Volkswagen Vento car with registration No AQ 780 BRS. The
police said on searching the car, two sunglasses, two AK47 rifles and
five loaded magazines with 52 rounds of ammunition, among other items,
were found in it.
 Following their arrest Wednesday, the police
spokesman said the suspects confessed when they realised that their game
was already up and revealed the identity their gang leader and other
members of the gang who had arrived earlier from Port Harcourt.
He
added that the suspects confessed their roles in the VC’s kidnap as
well as other kidnapping incidents in the state and its environs.
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