Ex-Convicts Arrested For Kidnapping

Ex-Convicts Arrested For Kidnapping
  • PublishedMarch 3, 2024

Some ex-convicts have been arrested for alleged kidnapping by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command.

The gang were former inmates of the Port Harcourt Maximum Security Correctional Facility.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday.

According to her, members of the gang confessed that they started out with petty crimes but have now amassed weapons and advanced to kidnapping and car-snatching.

She added that their area of operation was the Ikwerre Road axis of Port Harcourt, spanning Mile 3 to Rumuokoro.

SP Iringe-Koko stated that the formation of the gang started inside the correctional centre where members had been remanded for various crimes.

She further stated that the gang leader, 37-year-old Chinonso Emmanuel, a native of Udi LGA of Enugu State, had been imprisoned between February 2016 and November 2023, on charges of attempted murder.

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