A lady has been arrested by the Imo State police command for allegedly kidnapping and killing of one Chief Precious Okoli, a 75-yea-old man in Imo State.
The suspect identified as Mrs Oluchi Alozie was arrested alongside her gang members, one Agubata Maxwell and Joel Chimezie on Sunday, December 12 in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
The lady was said to have carried out the act with her gang members and her husband, one Onyekachi Alozie who took to his heels after sighting the police.
Confirming the arrest, the Imo state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini said three pump action guns and seven live cartridges were recovered from the couple and their gang members.
“Following a kidnap incident in Orlu on December 8, of one Chief Okoli Precious, aged 75, and was reported on December 11, by his son, one Fabian Ubochi, where it was suspected that he had been murdered by his abductors.
“Sequel to the report, the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit through technical analysis of intelligence, were able to identify, locate and arrest one Agubata Maxwell, Joel Chimezie and the victim’s ash-coloured vehicle was recovered from him where he took it to a motor spray painter’s Workshop to changed the color of the vehicle.
“On interrogation he made Confessional Statement revealing how they kidnapped the victim and led the Police detectives to the house of his accomplice. On arrival at the house of the suspect, one Onyekachi Alozie on sighting the Police, jumped down from a story-building and took to his heel thus, his wife, Oluchi Alozie, was arrested and taken to the Police station.
“On interrogation, she confessed to have featured prominently in lots of kidnapping incidents carried out by her husband and his syndicate. She further revealed that it was the husband, Onyekachi Alozie, who hatched the plan with his gang members to use her, to lure the victim out of his house to a lonely place where he was kidnapped.
“It may interest you to know that Agubata Maxwell, Joel Chimezie and Onyeka Alozie met themselves in the Nigerian Correctional Service, Owerri, Imo State, where they were standing trials on criminal charges ranging from armed robbery, Kidnapping and Human trafficking, before 5th April 2021 jailbreak where they escaped, regrouped and formed a new syndicate of kidnapping and armed robbery gang.
“Again, in the course of our investigation, it was revealed that Oluchi Alozie was having an affair with the kidnapped victim, Chief Precious Okoli, and her husband, Onyekachi Alozie was aware and used her to lure him to her residence at Nkume in Njaba LGA of Imo State, and later they moved to a lonely road, where her husband and his gang members came out of the bush and kidnapped him at gunpoint and zoomed off in his car to an unknown destination.”