The Ihiagwa vigilante group in Imo State, reportedly nabbed a suspected kidnapper yesterday, and he was apprehended with two boys he reportedly abducted.
The suspected kidnapper who was beaten mercilessly with cutlasses after he was tied up, was later handed over to the police for further investigations after he was paraded and the rescued children reunited with their people.
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This is coming after it was reported that a suspected Imo kidnap kinpin identified as Godwin Onyebuchi, also known as Papa G, was nabbed by the operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command.
He was reportedly arrested in his hideout in a Polytechnic hostel. He is also suspected to be a serial killer. According to Punch, his arrest made residents of Owerri to jubilate, including police officers who gathered to have a glimpse of him. Southern City News gathered that the suspect, who had escaped arrests, had been on the wanted list of the police for a long time.
According to a police source, who does not want his name in print, Onyebuchi was nabbed on Saturday at Solo Lodge hostel located around Federal Polytechnic, Nekede. The hostel, until his arrest, served as his hiding place after deadly operations.
“In order to beat police investigation, he uses that hostel as a hiding place after deadly operations. He pretends to be a student. He knew police were tracking him.
“So, he does not have a phone. He borrows phones to make calls if there were needs for telephone conversation,” the source told Southern City News.
The suspect, the source added, was responsible for the kidnapping of a popular gospel singer, Chinedu Nwadike, and one Rev. Columba Okereke in August 2017.
“In August, 2017, a gang of armed robbers and kidnappers led by Godwin Onyebuchi, who operates between Imo and Abia states, abducted a popular gospel singer, Chinedu Nwadike, and Rev. Columba Okereke.
“The gang collected the Lexus 350 model car of one of their victims while a ransom of N5m was paid. The hoodlums equally collected other valuables from the victims.
“Acting on intelligence, the operatives of Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command, led by their commander, SP Victor Godfrey, swooped on him at his hideout, Solo Lodge hostel, Nekede, on Saturday and arrested him. On sighting the F-SARS operatives, he jumped down from the three-storey building and broke one of his legs,” the source further disclosed.