Three arrested over alleged murder of Imo businessman after N10m ransom


The Imo State Police Command’s tactical team has arrested three suspected kidnappers over the reported murder of Ikechukwu Ebelebe, a businessman.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, who confirmed the arrest, said gunmen abducted the victim at his hometown in Owerre-Akokwa, Ideato-North Local Government Area of the state.

The CP further said the slain businessman was kidnapped and robbed of his Toyota RAV4 SUV in front of his residence by robbers.

He said despite collecting an N10 million ransom, the kidnappers killed him and dumped his corpse at the Ajali river bank in Anambra State.

“Through credible intelligence gathering, one Chinedu Christian Ejezie aka “Holy Condom” and Okechukwu Ibemere ‘m’, both of Owerri-Akokwa in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, were arrested at Ebute Ero Market in Idumota LGA of Lagos State.

“Both suspects confessed to the crime, which led to the subsequent arrest of their gang member, Emmanuel Ubah,” he said.

He said five sim cards of different networks used by the suspects to negotiate and collect the ransom were recovered as exhibits.

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