Police Operatives from Rapid Response Squad, Awkuzu , Anambra State Police Command acting on credible information stormed the compound of one Onyeka Aduba alias Totoritor at Umuohi Village, Okija and rescued three abducted citizens chained to building pillars by insurgents.
A Statement from the Police Public Relations Offficer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga , two suspects, namely, Okika Chukwujekwu aged 31years, and Slyvester Okorie Ikwuanusi aged 55years were arrested for interrogation.
The feat followed the confession made by the notorious gang leader, popularly known as ‘Totoritor’ who was arrested earlier and had been in police custody.
The Statement says he was positively identified on 6th of June 2023 by a victim with gunshot injury before he was arrested.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the rescued citizens have been kept incommunicado and chained to pillars in the Compound for weeks before their rescue.
Efforts are ongoing to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye has urged the good people of Anambra State to disregard propaganda by outlawed groups and continue to partner with the Police and other security agencies in the State to restore peace in the State.
They are encouraged to report suspicious persons and unusual movement they may observe to the nearest Police Station or through the Command Emergency number 112 or call 07039194332 for prompt response.