Abuja Notorious Kidnapper Arrested In Kaduna With A Victim, Now In FCT Police Custody- PPRO Confirms

Abuja Notorious Kidnapper Arrested In Kaduna With A Victim, Now In FCT Police Custody- PPRO Confirms

Kaduna State Police Command, on Friday, handed over a notorious Abuja kidnapper, Phillip Chinaza, to the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

Chinaza was arrested in Kaduna on Thursday when the police swooped on him and his gang members (now at large) while they were taking a victim, Segun Akinyemi, from Abuja to Kano State when the police swooped in on them, according to the Kaduna Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan.

Confirming receipt of Chinaza alongside some arms and a mobile phone on Friday, the FCT Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, said more details would be revealed soon.

SP Adeh said, “The FCT Police Command wishes to confirm the arrest of one Chinaza Phillip, a notorious Abuja kidnapper, by police operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday, January 17, 2024.

See also  Police Debunk Rumour Of Threats, Recurrent Attacks By An Unidentified Armed Group In Eneka

“The suspect has been handed over to the FCT Police Command today Friday, January 19, 2024, and he’s currently in police custody. More details will be communicated soon.”

The PUNCH had reported that there was an exchange of gunfire on Thursday as police officers rescued an Abuja resident, Akinyemi, who was kidnapped just as he was driving out of his home.

The kidnappers were taking Akinyemi from Abuja to Kano State when the police swooped in on them, according to the Kaduna Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan.

He said on January 18, 2024, operatives attached to Kawo Divisional Headquarters, Kaduna, received a distress call of a kidnapping incident from Abuja.

He noted that they were alerted that the culprits and their victim were transiting through Kaduna.

See also  New Born Baby Dumped At Waste Bin To Die Rescued In Diobu

Hassan said, “The Operatives, at about 0010 hours, blocked a grey Toyota Hilux van with registration number Abuja RBC 90 DC, carrying four passengers, the driver inclusive, suspected to be the vehicle conveying the kidnappers and their victim.

“On sensing danger and in an effort to escape, one of the kidnappers fired at the Policemen, and they responded accordingly. In the resulting gun duel, the victim, a certain Segun Akinyemi of block 10, flat 2 FCDA quarters Area 3 Garki, Abuja, was rescued, and one of the kidnappers, a 28-year-old Chinaza Philip of Life Camp Abuja, was arrested.”

The police further noted that the three other suspects who escaped are being trailed, adding that the vehicle belonging to the victim, two Retay G17 model pistols, one Beretta pistol, ten 9mm P.A.K ammunitions, and five 9mm special ammunitions were recovered from the kidnappers.

See also  Dancing Senator Sworn In As Osun Gov, Sacks Oyetola's Appointees, Freezes State Accounts, Changes State's Name

He said preliminary inquiries revealed that the victim was abducted on January 17, 2024, by the kidnappers just when he was leaving his home situated at the aforementioned address.

He said the three escaped suspects were Chidibere Nwodibo of Life Camp, Abuja, one Auwal (surname unknown), and the gang leader, whose identity is yet to be ascertained.

The kidnappers were transporting their victim to Kano before they were intercepted by the Police.

The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Police Command, A D Ali, while commending the Operatives for the brave feat, still tasked them to continuously go after criminal elements in the State.

He called on the members of the public to avail themselves of security agencies’ hotlines for any distress call requiring a prompt response.

Related post

FCT Residents Join Their Hungry Counterparts To Loot NEMA Warehouse In Karimo

FCT Residents Join Their Hungry Counterparts To Loot NEMA…

Face by hunger, some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Sunday morning, looted a warehouse belonging to the National…
Say No To Drugs: How Keke Rider Became Mad, Shortly After Allegedly Smoking Colos, Rushed To Hospital

Say No To Drugs: How Keke Rider Became Mad,…

It was a dramatic scene in Awka, the Anambra State capital, as a young man identified as Kingsley Uzodimma collapsed and…
Veteran Nollywood Comic Actor, ‘Mr. Ibu’ Passes On, Aged 61

Veteran Nollywood Comic Actor, ‘Mr. Ibu’ Passes On, Aged…

Veteran Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu is dead. This is coming less than 24 hours after the…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *