The Police in the state capital were at the weekend on rampage over suspected criminal elements in the state.
In the process , they arrested three persons for alleged kidnapping the Afikpo Zonal Manager of Nigerian Brewery Limited,Mr.Kehinde Baruwa, who was held captive since September 11,2015 at far away ubakala, in Umuahia, Abia State.
The suspects were Ibiam Ottah“ M”of Afikpo LGA, Tochukwu Okezie “M”of Ubakala Umuahia in Abia state and Emeka Samson “M” who also hails from Ubakala of Abia state.
They also arrested one 0gbonnaya Nweke who attempted to rob a tricycle operator of his valuable but was apprehended red-handed with unlawful weapons by police patrol following an alarm raised by the victim whereas his gang member, who had perpetrated the act alongside him escaped and still at large.
Items found with the kidnap suspects included :double barrel pistols with life cartridges whereas one locally made revolver belong to the robbery suspect.
The command also arrested Onwe Chibuike of Amafia Ngbo in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state and charged him to court for unlawful possession of dangerous and offensive weapons which include the Ark47 rifle with magazines,58 live
– Wilfred Chimeremeze, Abakaliki