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Imo traditional ruler, 30 others arrested for kidnapping

Written by Chukwuma Obiasia

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Eze Andrew Okuegbunuwa, a traditional ruler in Awara, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested and paraded by the Police in the state over alleged kidnapping.

According to Daily Sun reports, the 59 year-old ruler of Obor Community was paraded alongside 30 other suspects who allegedly committed various crimes, ranging from robbery, kidnaping and rape, among others.

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Issac Akinmoyede, said the gang had kidnapped one Louis Obodo, at Mgbala Agwa and Insp. Oscar Mbaeri, in Agwa in Oguta Local Government recently.

He said that the gang kidnapped Chigozirim Nnaji, Desmond Okonkwo and Anyanwu Amarachi on July 19th after which the police gave them a hot chase.

Akinmoyede said that the gang had abandoned their unregistered Lexus 330 Jeep during an exchange of gun fire with operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and Anti-kidnapping units of the command.

The traditional ruler confirmed the gang used his Lexus 330 with registration number URM 404 EL during the kidnapping.

He also said the gang paid him N3million to replace the vehicle, after the police impounded it.

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