A four-man armed kidnap syndicate who has been terrorizing Aba and its environs has been smashed by Detectives attached to Omoba Division on July 19, at Ovungwu, Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.
The syndicate had on July 18, in Osisioma Ngwa abducted one Onyemaechi Mbamaonyeukwu Ijeoma, the Managing Director of Mba Hotels Aba in his ash colour Nissan Infinity Jeep with Reg. No. GWA 807 DH and held him hostage in an uncompleted building at Umuajuju Ovungwu, Isiala Ngwa South LGA while negotiating for ransom.
On a tip off, the Detectives led by their DPO, swooped on the hoodlums den where the gang opened fire on sighting them. During a shootout, two of the Kidnappers later identified as Nwadibia and Monday were gunned down while others escaped with bullet wounds. The victim was rescued unhurt and one of the Detectives sustained some injuries.
Items recovered include the victims Nissan Infinity Jeep, two motorcycles and four GSM phones. The injured Detective is responding to treatment, victim reunited with his family and man-hunt for the fleeing members of the gang continues.
Spokesperson for the Command, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna urge members of the public to volunteer information to the Police or any other Security Agency on anyone found with bullet wounds.