Briefing Newsmen before parading the suspects at the State Police Headquarters, Bende Road Umuahia, the State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Janet Agbede said the arrest of the suspects was made possible by operatives of the State Police Command in collaboration with the IGP’s IRT following credible intelligence.
The Police Boss, who said the suspects will soon be arraigned advised people not to see crime as the only means of livelihood and underscored the need for all to be security conscious and to verify any item before buying to avoid unpleasant consequences.
Among those paraded were Chibuike Iheoma a.k.a Adamu of Itukpa in Obingwa Local Government Area, Samuel Udochukwu of Agbala Obingwa and Emeka Okedum of Ossah Ukwu also in Obingwa, among others for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery.
Also paraded were Abia Daniel of Item in Bende Local Government Area as well as Kelechi Nnachi of Edda in Afikpo South Local Government Area, Ebonyi State for armed robbery and kidnapping.
In an interview, some of the suspects confessed to the crime and pleaded for leniency.
Correspondent, James Nmeribe reports that the parade which featured the display of fire arms and ammunition, used by the suspects during their operations was witnessed by top ranking police officers of the Command.