Suspected kidnapper killed in Anambra

Thirty five year old suspected kidnapper identified as Yusuf from Shagamu, Ogun State on Saturday met his doom as he was killed by an angry mob in Okpuno, Anambra State.

The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the Anambra State command, Ikenga Tochukwu made this known in a press statement.

“Following credible information received on 27th March, 2021 at about 8.30am that a young man, suspected to have stolen a child, was being mobbed along Umoudu Okpuno; Operatives of Anambra State Command attached “B” Division Awka, raced to the scene, rescue and reunite the four year old boy, Chukwuka Sunday with the mother.

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“While the suspect, simply identified as Yusuf of about 35 years of age and of Shagamu, Ogun State, was also rescued from the angry mob and rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.” Tochukwu revealed.

In another development, operatives of the same division, on Friday at about 7.00pm conducted a raid at Aroma Junction Awka and arrested four suspects over narcotics related matter.

The suspects arrested according to the PPRO are twenty eight year old Abas Muhammed, twenty five year old Michael Okafor, thirty four year old Kabiru Adamu and nineteen year old Ndubuisi Orie.

Tochukwu said that some quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered from them.

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Meanwhile, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, MB Kuryas (CP) has directed the conduct of a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of the suspected child trafficker.

He further enjoined residents of the state to promptly submit arrested criminal suspects to the police for proper investigation and prosecution, rather than resorting to mob action.


The CP also reassured Ndi Anambra of the command’s commitment to professionally combat acts of crime and criminality in the state.

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