Nweke Chijioke, a 33 years old pastor and Samuel Emeka, his accomplice have been arrested by the police in Anambra State for allegedly kidnapping an 11 years old boy. The incident PUNCH gathered happened at Awkuzu in the Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects, a native of Awkuzu, with his accomplice was said to have kidnapped the boy (name withheld) at Umoubi community in the company. A source who pleaded invisibilty said, “The pastor and his accomplice bundled their victim inside his vehicle boot and were on the run before they were caught.”
Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the report to our correspondent. He said the pastor was arrested with his accomplice while trying to run away with their victim.
He said their victim was rescued in good condition and had been handed over to his mother. Mohammed said, “Police operatives attached to the command’s Special Anti Robbery Squad arrested one Pastor Nweke Chijioke and Samuel Emeka all of Awkuzu in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspects had at about 4:30pm on Wednesday allegedly abducted one Ikechukwu aged 11 years at Akwuzu Umoubi and bundled him inside their vehicle boot.” He said the case was being investigated, adding that they would be charged to court after the investigation.