Couple, 34 others arrested in Imo for murder, kidnapping


A couple , Mr . and Mrs. Emeka Adibe , and 34 other suspects
were on Tuesday paraded before newsmen by the police in
Imo State for various offences .
They range from murder ,
kidnapping , armed robbery , unlawful possession of fire
arms , child trafficking and cultism.
Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police , Chris
Ezike, said the couple was apprehended in Rivers State in
connection with the kidnapping and murder of Mrs. Amaka
Okere .
Ezike said, “ You may recall that on March 1 , 2017, one Mrs.
Amaka Okere , aged 45 , of Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local
Government Area of Imo State was kidnapped and murdered .
“ Emeka Adibe and Monica Adibe were arrested on June 15 ,
2017 in Rivers State in connection with the murder and the
victim ’s telephone handset recovered from them .
Investigations are ongoing .”
The couple said the telephone was given to them by their in –
law, Chuks Ikechukwu, said to be on the run.
Parading other suspects , the state police boss disclosed that
on June 25 , following a distress call from Charismatic
Catholic Church , Water Board, Owerri, that some suspicious
persons were moving around the premises, policemen moved
in and arrested one Odinaka , 32 , from Abia State .
He said that a search of the suspect ’ s Golf car with
Registration Number GG 13 LED, led to the recovery of one
AK 47 rifle with four magazines loaded with 105 rounds of
live ammunition .
“ His arrest and interrogation led to the arrest of
Nwachineme Emmanuel from a hotel in Amakohia , Owerri,
whom he named as a gang member . Suspects were engaged
in kidnapping and armed robbery in Owerri and environs ,
using Aba as their base , ” Ezike explained .
The CP equally said that one Chikason Ekpo was nabbed at
the Ohaji area of the state on May 25 for armed robbery and
kidnapping along the Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway with
one locally -made double -barreled pistol and two live
cartridges recovered .
Ezike added that Chinedu Onyeakosi , Chinaza Onyeakosi and
Chidi Donatus were apprehended in Amucha in the Njaba
Local Government Area of the state for selling a newly born
baby for N 350, 000 and drugging the mother of the child in
the process.
He said one Ikenna Nwosu , 24 , of Isiala Mbano Local
Government Area was arrested with a vandalised black
Toyota Camry with registration number AAA 868 DM
belonging to one Ekwemalor Chidiadi of Abriba Street,
The car , Ezike said, was snatched at a gunpoint on May 17 ,
2017 at the Aladinma area of the state capital .
The police boss said one double -barrelled locally -made pistol,
one iron cutter, two long machetes and one mask were
recovered .
Ezike added that following the kidnapping of Chika Duru on
June 24 , her stolen Toyota Corolla was intercepted at Anara
in the Isiala Mbano LGA of the state with the aid of forensic
technology .
He said that one of the suspects fled , while one Emmanuel
Obioha was shot dead , and one Chikodi Okorie of Achi Ogwa
was arrested the victim rescued unhurt .


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