Thursday, 20 July 2017

Kidnappers Shot Dead By Police After Abducting Man in Aba, Abia State

Read the press statement signed by Abia Police PRO Geoffrey Ogbonna...

A four (4) man Armed Kidnap syndicate who has been terrorizing Aba and its environs have been smashed by Detectives attached to Omoba Division on 19th July, 2017, at Ovungwu, Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area Abia State.

The syndicate had on 18th July 2017, in Osisioma Ngwa abducted one Onyemaechi Mbamaonyeukwu Ijeoma ‘m’, the Managing Director of Mba Hotels Aba in his ash colour Nissan Infinity Jeep with Reg. No. GWA 807 DH and held him hostage in an uncompleted building at Umuajuju Ovungwu, Isiala Ngwa South LGA while negotiating for a ransom.

On a tip off, the Detectives led by their DPO swooped on the hoodlums’ den where the gang opened fire on sighting them. During a shootout, two of the Kidnappers later identified as Nwadibia and Monday were gunned down while others escaped with bullet wounds. The victim was rescued unhurt and one of the Detectives sustained some injuries.

Items recovered include the victim’s Nissan Infinity Jeep, two (2) motorcycles and four (4) GSM phones. The injured Detective is responding to treatment, victim reunited with his family and man-hunt for the fleeing members of the gang continues.
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