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Police nab 17 suspects for kidnapping, murder, other crimes in Ebonyi

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The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested 17 suspects for various crimes in the state.

The State Police Public Relations officer, DSP Joshua Ukandu, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on recent breakthroughs recorded by the command.

Ukandu said that the suspects were arrested in various locations in connection with crimes such as murder, kidnapping, robbery and motorcycle snatching, among others.

“We have gathered to inform you, the press, of the recent achievements and progress made by the command through intelligence driven and community oriented policing.

“Following the murder of one Chinese Eziulo, ‘f’, and the kidnapping of Micheal Eziulo, ‘m’ and Linda Eziulo, ‘f’, the command, under the leadership of CP Augustina Ogbodo, launched an aggressive manhunt for the kidnappers.

”Intelligence led operatives of the command to the trailer park in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers state, where two suspects, suspected to be behind the crime, were apprehend.

“Marked dollar notes paid as ransom were recovered from the suspects. The total money paid for ransom was N40 million but we were able to recover some,” Ukandu said.

The police spokesman also said that some other suspected kidnappers, who invaded the premises of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Nkwagu, on December 24, 2023, were arrested.

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