Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:53 pm
The Department of State Services on Sunday said its operatives have arrested a top commander of the Terwase AKWAZA (aka GHANA) led criminal gang identified as Sesugh AONDOSEER.
DSS said the suspect who is believed to have masterminded several kidnap and robbery operations in Katsina Ala-Ukum and Gboko-Makurdi axis of Benue State as well as Takum in Taraba State was nabbed on 7th March, 2018 about 0023 hours, around International market, off George Akume road, Makurdi, Benue State
In the same vein, DSS said intervention efforts paid off in the South-East on 16th March, 2018 at Ifite Village, Awka, Anambra State when its operatives arrested two suspected kidnappers namely, Nnaemeka UDOUKWU and Nkem NNONYELU.
DSS said both suspects have been on the wanted list of the Service for their involvement in series of kidnap incidents in the State.
“In particular, UDOUKWU was one of the kidnappers involved in the abduction of one Margret ORJI, mother of an Onitsha-based businessman, Michael ORJI, in January, 2017.
“The kidnappers collected a ransom of two million naira (N2m) to release the victim. Both suspects are under Service custody, for further investigation,” the Service said.