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Kidnappers kill victim, hide remains in forest

By Emma Amaize

ASABA—kidnappers in Delta State have led Police detectives to a forest at Idumuje-Unor community, Aniocha North Local Government Area, where they concealed the remains of a 64-year-old victim, Mr. Emeka Chimaokwu, with bamboo leaves after killing him.

Commissioner of Police, Delta State, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who confirmed the arrest of the three suspects, Halilu, Nyale and Mohammmed, in connection with the incident, said two of the suspects later led the Police to where they hid the remains.

He explained that armed men took the deceased hostage along Idumuje-Unor Road, Issele-Uku on October 10, but acting on a tip-off, Police recovered the victim’s phone and tracked one of the gangsters, Nyale, to Kogi State.

According to him, “he confessed to the crime and mentioned his gang members. Based on his confessional statement, the second suspect, Halilu, of Kogi State, but resident at Onicha-Olona, was also arrested and he admitted to the crime.”

“October  12, both suspects led the investigating team to the bush where the decomposing remains of the victim was found hidden with bamboo leaves inside a forest at Atuma Quarters,  Idumuje-unor.”

Ibrahim hinted that the arrest of the first and second suspects led to the capture of the third suspect, who denied being involved in Chimaokwu’s kidnap.

He said the third suspect, however, “confessed being part of the kidnapping syndicate that kidnapped Engr. Charles Chukwuemeka Eze on May 22, along Idumuje Unor-Idumuje Ugboko Road and Rev. Father Andrew Anah of Sacred Catholic Church, Obomkpa, August 1 along Obomkpa-Issele-Uku Road.”

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