Imo police nab notorious kidnap kingpin, recover snatched vehicle

Imo police nab notorious kidnap kingpin, recover snatched vehicle

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command Anti Kidnapping Unit led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa have apprehended a notorious kidnap kingpin, Aralu Chukwudi Charis, 40yrs of Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State. 

A statement released by the police command’s spokesperson, ASP Henry Okoye, says the arrest was made following credible intelligence and a well-coordinated operation that led the ever-gallant operatives to the criminal hideout of the suspect at Mgbidi in Oru East LGA of Imo State on April 13 where he was ambushed and eventually arrested.

He stated that the suspect masterminded several kidnapping and armed robbery operations in Imo State. 

‘’On searching his hideout, one Ash Coloured Toyota Camry, 2005 model, with reg no; MUS 509 DS Lagos, reportedly snatched was recovered. In the course of investigation, he confessed that he is the gang leader of a deadly criminal syndicate terrorizing the people of Imo State and provided crucial information that will assist the determined operatives in the arrest of his syndicate at large.” the statement reads in part

The police added that the suspect will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation. 

Meanwhile the state Commissioner of Police Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has reiterated the Command’s unwavering commitment to continually clamp down on unrepentant criminal syndicate perpetrating insecurity in the State. The CP advised the residents of Imo State, particularly the youths to eschew crime, warning that perpetrators will always be exposed and in most cases, end up in tragedy. 

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