Killers of Bakassi Men In Aba: Police reveals how suspects were arrested


The Abia State police command have arrested the killers of Bakassi (Vigilante) men in Aba.

Speaking with newsmen in Umuahia, The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr Leye Oyebade, said his men arrested the the suspects while guiding a kidnap victim in Aba.

It will be recall that the Bakassi men were reportedly attacked by the assailants, who allegedly ambushed them on Aba-Owerri Road around 4 p.m. in February.

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Revealing how the suspects were apprehended by the police, Oyebade told newsmen in his office in Umuahia, that two of the suspects — Chimezie Ezeigbo, alias ‘landlord’, and Emeka Ukaegbu, alias ‘smallpin’ — were arrested while guarding a kidnap victim, one Christopher Duru.

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Oyebade also said Duru, a resident of World Bank Estate, Aba, was kidnapped on March 17 but rescued by operatives from Ndiegoro Divisional Police Station and the Aba Area Police Command.

He said the suspects, which included one Julius Nnachi of Amaetiti Ekoli in Ebonyi, had confessed to the crime.

The police commissioner said his men recovered one Pump Action Rifle, one English-made Pistol, seven live cartridges, one .9 mm live ammunition and five cellphones from the suspects.


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