A kidnap gang which has been terrorising residents of Aba and
environs has been shot dead by the Omoba Police Division, at Ovungwu
community, Isiala-Ngwa South council area of Abia State.
Police IG Idris happy with the gesture
Vanguard gathered that the gang had on 18th July, 2017, abducted the
Managing Director of Mba Hotels, Aba, Onyemaechi Mbamaonyeukwu
Ijeoma and held him hostage in an uncompleted building at Umuajuju
Ovungwu, while negotiating for ransom.
Acting on a tip off, the Police team swooped on the kidnappers’ den where
the gang opened fire on sighting them. In the ensuing gunfire, two of the
kidnappers later identified as Nwadibia and Monday, were shot dead while
others escaped with bullet wounds. The victim was rescued unhurt and one
of the Policemen sustained injuries.
Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, who confirmed the
incident, disclosed that the victim has been reunited with his family, even
as the injured Policeman is now receiving medical attention.
The CP listed items recovered from the gang to include the victim’s Nissan
Infinity Jeep, 2 motorcycles and 4 GSM phones and enjoined residents of
the state to volunteer information to the Police about anyone found with