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Rivers Police Arrest Notorious Cult Kingpin, Parades 4 Kidnappers/Car Snatching Syndicate Terrorizing Rupokwu-Igwuruta

The rivers State police command has paraded four suspected Kidnappers/ Car snatching syndicate Criminals Terrorizing The state

The Commissioner of Police, CP Emeka Nwonyi in a press briefing on Monday 19,2023 said operatives of command on 17 , 2023 stormed the the hideout of the suspected Vikings cult member and arrested the culprit, a suspected Vikings cult Kingpin known as Kenneth Mkpe at Bomu at Tai LGA .

Full text of the briefings reads:

1. Operatives of Rivers State Police Command attach to Anti-cultism Unit, on 16/06/2023 at about 2356hrs, while on patrol along Rukpokwu Market, stopped a Toyota Corolla, ash colour with Reg. No. SMK 476 DP registered in Lagos, with three occupants: Loveday Friday, ‘M” 26yrs, residents of Igwuruta, Rivers State.
On conducting a search of the said car, one locally made pistol, two live cartridges, two expended cartridges, and two masks were recovered from the suspects.
Investigation still in progress.

2. Rapid Response Team (RRT) Operatives of the Command, on 17/6/2023 at about 0500hrs arrested one Maduabuchi Ali ‘M,’ 24yrs of age, along Station Road, Port Harcourt.
Upon search, one locally made pistol, cartridge, a vehicle tyre and some car accessories were recovered.
The suspect and exhibits have been handed over to Operation Sting base for further investigation.

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3. On 18/06/2023 at about 1300hrs, Operatives of Special Area Division, received a report from One Nwankwo Jude ‘M,’ of NTA Road Mbuoba, that he parked his Toyota Camry Car Black in Color with registration number ABJ 74 AE along their street, suddenly he heard a noise, immediately he came out and saw a stranger driving his car out of the street. He raised an alarm, and a patrol team at Rumuigbo, swiftly intercepted, and arrested the suspect, one Enobong Maffet ‘M,” 32yrs, from Akwa Ibom State. Investigation still in progress.

4. On 17/06/2023 at about 1020hrs, Police Operatives of the Command, received a distress call name withheld, at Obiwali Road, who reported that three young men brought in a blood-stained gold Toyota Camry without a plate number, for respray at a mechanic workshop.

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Police Operatives immediately mobilized to the scene, but unfortunately, the hoodlums had already escaped.
The vehicle has been recovered further investigation.

5. On 18/06/2023 at about 0900hrs, Operatives of C4i Intelligence Unit, acting on a tip-off, swung into action and arrested one Osinachi Ngwakwe ‘M,’ aged 21yrs, a native of Ubakala in Umuahia South LGA of Abia State but resident at Rumukwushi, Port Harcourt.
Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of a four-man gang that specializes in armed robbery and has been terrorizing Port Harcourt and its environs.
An operational vehicle, one Toyota Sienna Car with Reg No. LND 320 HF, was recovered.
The suspect is in police custody for a discreet investigation with a view to apprehending other members of the gang and recovering their operational weapons.

6. A team of Operatives of Anti-Cultism Unit of the Command, on 17/6/2023 at about 1930hrs, upon credible information, stormed a criminal hideout at Bumu Tai, in Tai LGA of Rivers State and arrested one Kenneth Mkpeh ‘M,’ who is a member of the Supreme Vikings Confraternity.
One portable English-made Baretta pistol was recovered from him.
Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he bought the pistol from one Ishmaila Lee ‘M,’ a Philipino that works in a Fertilizer Company, Lagos State .
An investigation has commenced to apprehend other members of his cult group.

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SUMMARY
No. of Suspect …………………………..………………………………5
No. of Arms Recovered ………………………………………..……3
No. of Live Cartridges ………………….……………………….……3
No. of Ammunition …………..….………………………………….…2
No. of Recovered Vehicle ……………………………………….…..3
No. of Recovered Vehicle Tyre ……………………………….…..1
No. of Recovered Mask ………..……………………….……….…..2

Curbing crime in our society is a collective job. I am calling on residents of the state to be open and supportive to security Operatives in the fight against crime and criminality.

 

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