Imo state Police command has paraded before news men suspects for various crimes among whom were the display of two suspects alleged to have kidnapped a dead woman at Oh Jesus Hospital and Mortuary at Akabo in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, including 27 others for various crimes.
The alleged suspect, one Chukwudi Chukwu who was a former staff of the hospital, together with an accomplice, made away with the corpse, demanding a ransom to the tune of 5Million Naira from the deceased’s family. Operatives of the command swooped in on them, while efforts were being made by the family to discuss how to disburse the money. Meticulous investigations on the matter are ongoing.
Concerning the bizarre murdering of a catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Jude Egbom of the St. Patricks Catholic Church Amucha in Njaba LGA of Imo State, some suspects in connection with his killing were also paraded.
According to the release, hoodlums invaded a barbing saloon at Umuka Nkwerre and demanded the keys of one Toyota Avalon and Camry car parked in front of the saloon and in the process shot sporadically killing the Rev. Priest, injuring another victim who later gave up in the hospital.
Others paraded are a member of a cult group, the Black Axe confraternity and two women said to belong to a child trafficking syndicate
There were other suspects for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, child stealing and cultism, about 29 in number. Recovered things include, five locally made shotgun, two revolver pistol, four live cartridges, one live ammunition and one expended cartridge.
With one Venza car without Reg No, one Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. FKJ 211 DU, one black Toyota Corolla with Reg.No. FKJ 984 EV, one Toyota Avalon with Reg. No RLU 369 AE as summary of exhibits recovered.
Addressing news men, Commissioner of Police, CP Dasuki Galadanchi who stressed that, community policing was already yielding fruits assured that, the force will continue to sustain the tempo.
Thanking Imolites for their support in assisting the force with relevant information, he promised that security would be beefed up especially as the ember month and the electioneering periods get closer.
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