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The gang leader was picked up at Lagos airport while trying to board a flight to Turkey – Governor Otti, Abia Police CP confirm arrest of ABSU DVC’s abductors

The gang leader was picked up at Lagos airport while trying to board a flight to Turkey – Governor Otti, Abia Police CP confirm arrest of ABSU DVC..READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

The Abia Commissioner of Police, CP Kenechukwu Onwumelie has confirmed the arrest of two suspects over the kidnapping of an Abia State University Uturu, ABSU don, Prof. Godwin Emezue.

Professor Emezue was kidnapped while purchasing fuel at a filling station at Umuopara in Umuahia South LGA, close to his country home on January 26, 2024.

The kidnappers confiscated his wife’s ATM card, dragged the Deputy Vice-Chancellor into a Lexus SUV, and drove away with him.

The don was later released by the abductors after spending 11 days in captivity.

“They are in our custody, two of the people concerned. Investigation is ongoing,” the police commissioner stated.

The state governor, Alex Otti, also confirmed the arrest while interacting with newsmen on Friday, stating that the leader of the gang was picked up at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos while trying to board a flight to Turkey.

Otti added that the second mastermind was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to the Governor, the two had since been returned to Abia state to answer for their crimes, stating that the arrest was made possible by the efforts of Operation Crush, a joint security team set up by his administration which is yielding the desired results in rooting out criminals.

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