Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Police command in Imo State says its Anti-Kidnapping Squad led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa has arrested a suspected ESN Commander named Ikechukwu Uba, of Emoha Mgbidi, in Oru West LGA, of the State and three others.
According to a release signed by the public relations officer of the command, Mr. Henry Okoye, the suspect confessed to being a member of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) group, commanding the Mgbidi axis.
The release also disclosed that the suspect provided useful information that led to the arrest of one of their alleged sponsors, the Traditional Ruler of Isi Mgbidi, Emoha Mgbidi autonomous community, HRH EZE Anozie Augustine Agbarambo.
Two locally made revolver long guns, one double barrel long gun, and 33 rounds of live cartridges were recovered from his house during a search.
The police command says investigation is in progress and the suspects will be arraigned in court upon completion.
In a different development, operatives of Nekede Divisional Headquarters have arrested a suspected kidnapper named, Sylvester Humble, of Umuoma Nekede, and recovered one locally made pistol in his possession.
In the course of the investigation, the suspect admitted to being a member of a notorious kidnapping syndicate terrorising the residents of Nekekde and Ihiagwa. He also volunteered useful information that will assist the Police in the arrest of his cohorts at large.
The command says he will be arraigned upon completion of a comprehensive investigation.