Kidnap Suspect Shot Dead By Police, 2 Others Arrested In Ebonyi
By Mukhtar Tijjani
The Ebonyi Police Command yesterday said that a suspected kidnapper has been shot dead by men of the Command while two other suspects were also arrested by the police along Ndofia Ishieke and Edupfu Egbu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the State.
In a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya that following an exchange of gun battle with the tactical teams and the Divisional Police Officer of Ebonyi Division, the suspects abandoned the victim.
“Today being 23/04/2023, the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Faleye Olaleye received a distress call that a Clergy had been kidnapped.
“He immediately swang into action by mobilizing the tactical teams and the Divisional Police Officer of Ebonyi Division to condone and barricade marked out Areas.
“The Department of State service was equally involved in getting the location of the victim.
The kidnappers were intercepted along Ndofia Ishieke and Edupfu Egbu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area, where they abandoned the victim and took to their heels while exchanging gunshots with the Police to pave way for their escape.
“Unfortunately, they were over-powered by the Superior fire power of the Police which led to one(1) of them being neutralized and the arrest of two(2) Principal Suspects.
SP Onovwakpoyeya said that Two(2) AK47 and One(1) Lar rifles were recovered adding that two vehicles including that of the victim were also recovered.