Owerri - The Imo police command on Friday paraded three suspects allegedly connected with the kidnap of an Anglican priest and a traditional ruler on March 8 and March 19 respectively.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Musa Katsina, who led journalists to the kidnappers’ hideout in Arondizuogu, said the command had intensified efforts against predatory anti-social elements in the state.
He said the three suspects were arrested in Umunze in Anambra through the combined effort of the command’s special ambush squad and their expanded strategic partners in Anambra.
Katsina said the police swung into action after the kidnap while relying on intelligence reports gathered from credible sources.
He said the suspects, Sunday Oparaeke, Simeon Igwegbe and Kingsley Henshaw, were dealers in stolen cars.
He said the police recovered one Toyota Corolla, a Toyota Rav 4, a Toyota Forerunner and one Nissan Maxima from the perpetrators.
He also said that one of the suspects, Kingsley Henshaw, was an ex-convict of armed robbery.
The traditional ruler, Eze Josephat Aliebo of Njikoka Umulolo, Okigwe, was released after his family paid N2 million ransom to the kidnappers.