The Rivers state police command has paraded 15 criminal suspects in respect to various crime ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery and snatching of car from residents in port Harcourt
Parading the syndicates specialized in kidnapping along the East west road, at police headquarters in port Harcourt the commissioner of police Mustapha Dandaura said the Rivers state police command has taken the fight against crime and criminality to criminal hideouts along the East west Road including attacks by hoodlums from Rumuigbo, Eliozu, Choba, Etche and Akpajo,
He said the command is poised to tackle crimes headlong and promised to bring the wave of crime to the barest minimum
Most of the suspects who confessed to the beheading and kidnapping along the East west Road is a 25 years old Notorius criminal Joshua Edet AKA Axes from Akwa Ibom state, he said he was introduced into crime following a bad divorce between his father and mother and that he had to fend for his helpless mother, a girlfriend and 7 siblings those he claimed has deserted him now. Edet said he ventured into crime 2011 and has lost count of number of persons himself and his gang has killed said he began the killing spree as far back as 2011, he confessed to killing countless number of persons including women after raping some of his victims and has not achieved really much since crime is not profitable. he explained that the sharing formula for criminals are usually not sufficient which is what pushes them to keep going on and on non stop. he gave out the name of his boss of all boss as Justice Amadi AKA ITALIAN who he claims resides and operates from Okirika LGA. he said he works with some security operatives around the Bori camp and Rumokoro who ensures that weapons used fro each operation are provided for and given cover to beat security check points along the east west road on a daily basis, he promised to turn a new leaf if given another chance to mend his ways. he urge families of those he has offended to forgive him and also pleading for Mercy for those he killed.
He Explained that his gang member engaged in a high profile kidnap of a Paramount Ruler from Emuoha last week, confessed to receiving a Ransom of 7 million but was given a partly sum of #50,000 for all his Efforts.
Recall that the wife of the paramount Ruler Of Rundele Dr Nnenadi Omeodu Told newsmen last week that her husband was released after paying undisclosed Millions To the kidnappers.
Other criminal gang specialized in snatching cars said they were able to snatch 4 cars in four months from residents, leader of the gang said they were not responsible for the other cars recovered by the police , while another 3-man gang confessed using a member of the gang to rob their boss and inflicted machetes wounds on him and also stole his, he said ”after we finish to beat am na only #100,000 We see for him house so we come collect him motor before police catch us for Rumuola” with machetes and the man ATM Cards. another 4 man gang Gift Charles said luck ran out on them when he and his gang after robbing residents of Elele but could not escape as police engaged them in gun battle and killed one of their member
our Correspondent reports that, two among the suspects who engaged police in gun battle were shot dead and a cache of arms recovered from the criminal, including the gang leader who masterminded the kidnap of the paramount ruler of Rundele community Eze Edison Omeodu