Anambra: Four Houses Belonging To Kidnappers Demolished

By KayCee August 5, 2014 22:26

Governor Willie Obiano, on Tuesday, ordered the demolition of four bungalows belonging to kidnappers.

The government also revoked the Certificates of Occupancy of the four buildings.

The buildings were all located in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area Anambra State

Two of the buildings, a church and a residential building were located in Umuobi, Awkuzu, while others are located at Dusogu, and Ifite villages in Awkuzu.

Two of them belonged to Pastor Ifeanyi Nwaezeagu, the General Overseer, Unchangeable God Ministries Awkuzu.

This is coming as the Anambra State Police command paraded 15 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers with sophisticated arms and ammunition at the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters, Awkuzu.

Arms paraded alongside the suspects included one Rocket Launcher, one Rocket, 50 magazines for AK 47, 300 rounds of 7.62 mm life ammunition, among others.

The officer in charge of SARS Anambra State, James Nwafor and the Deputy Commissioner of police, Anambra State in charge of Operations, Olafimihan Adeoye as well as PPRO Emeka Chukwuemeka led the team to the demolition sites and the parade.

Addressing newsmen during the parade, PPRO, Emeka Chukwuemeka said ten of the suspects were kidnappers while 5 were armed robbers and car snatching syndicate.

He commended the OC, SARS James Nwafor and his men for their due diligence and due process in investigation and smoking out kidnapers and robbers terrorizing the state but confessed that without the support of Governor Willie Obiano, and the Commissioner of police, Bala Nassarawa, the successes recorded would have been impossible.

The Special Assistant to the Governor on security, Chief Chikodili Anara confirmed that the robbers and the kidnappers were of high calibre, with sophisticated weapons based on evidences and confessions from them.

At the venue of the demolition, DCP Operations, Olafimiham Adeoye said the exercise was in compliance with a standing government edict, which stops kidnappers and robbers from benefiting from proceeds of crime and to discourage and dissuade people from involving in crime.

He confirmed that Pastor Nwaezeagu has generated several millions of Naira from kidnap proceeds and was involved in kidnap of many wealthy Anambra men, including a priest.

He disclosed that the General Overseer was fake and was engaging in kidnapping unnoticed, until he was caught in 2013 and his confessional statements led to the unraveling of his gang.

A man, who identified himself as Chukwuchebe Nweke, and another vigilant man who did not want to be identified, said Pastor Nwaezeagu started his church in 1999 but that they never knew he was into kidnapping and armed robbery until lately when police invaded his home and church.



By KayCee August 5, 2014 22:26