Defence/Security

Police in Imo nab man for allegedly faking abduction of wife, 2 children

Published

on

Police Imo have arrested one Obinna Anusiem from Umuima Atta in Njaba Local Government Area of the state for allegedly faking the kidnap of his wife, Chinyere and their two children.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Anusiem, 34, was among the 28 suspects arrested by the Police Command in Imo and paraded in Owerri on Friday for alleged various crimes.

The new Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, told journalists that the suspect reported at Njaba Police Station that his wife and two children were kidnapped on April 12 by his cousin, Okechukwu Anusie.

Akinmoyede, however, said that upon “discreet investigation” by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, it was discovered that the suspect (complainant) was actually behind the purported aduction.

He said that it was further discovered that the suspect hid his wife and children in his in-law’s house in Okwudor community in the area.

The police chief said: “He hid them there and maliciously accused Okechukwu of kidnapping them because of land dispute and other family misunderstanding.

“He has confessed commiting the crime. The suspect will soon appear in court.”

The suspect said that he faked the kidnap to punish his cousin who he accused of selling their family land and diverting the proceeds to his personal account without giving him a dime.

“I did not kidnap my wife and children. I only took them to my wife’s place because I want the police to arrest him for selling our land. Please forgive me,” Obinna said.

The new CP said further he would adopt the community policing strategy in fighting crime in the state.

He said, “Imo is peaceful. I met a peaceful atmosphere when I came but I will not allow any criminal to operate freely in the state.”

He also warned officers and men of the command against human rights abuse and receiving bribe.

According to him, any operative caught induging in sharp practices will face severe sanctions.

Edited By: Sam Oditah/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3esL

Ikechukwu Iweajunwa

Ikechukwu Iweajunwa: NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. We are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and we strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Chief Justice Delta inaugurates Abraka’s Judicial Division PSDC provides motorized water bodies to remote communities in Kebbi NPA appoints 4 CEOs, 8 AGMs – Official Gunmen kill Amotekun’s body in Oyo NGX indices increase by 0.29% on GTBank and Lafarge Africa rally Senate holds minute’s silence for Bode Olowoporoku We did our best to save Nigeria from insecurity – Ex CDS, Olonisakin Bauchi halts wages of 715 suspected ghost workers – SSG Governor Oyetola inaugurates committee on mining pollution Kwara launches 500 hectare youth farm program Group worries about rising wave of insecurity in southeast Ministry partners with media to control spread of tuberculosis Insecurity: the IGP promises reinforced synergy with the army SFOC instructs Senate with appropriate funding for Nigerian military NEITI and ICPC form joint cooperation on anti-corruption issues in the extractive sector Senate approves Buhari’s $ 1.5 billion and € 995 million external loan requests Customs generates 38.8 billion naira at Onne in the first quarter – Controller Violence against children recedes in development – rights activist IT company offers week-long coding program for kids DR Congo: armed violence in Tanganyika deprives people of health care AU offers industrial-scale agro-processing to boost trade Lagos CARES will support 125,058 inhabitants in 2 years Nigerian Martine Security Trust Fund Bill Gets Second Reading FG inaugurates national gender committee to bridge gender gap International conference on the food security storage system in West Africa: ECOWAS will build a multilateral partnership around its experience COVID-19: DPR recommends rapid antigen diagnostic tests for offshore workers UNICEF hands over cold chain vehicles and equipment to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation Somalia implements innovative project to improve psychosocial support and mental health care for conflict-affected youth through integrated and inclusive approach to peacebuilding COVID-19: UNFPA supports Gombe State with PPE Somalia braces for record levels of displacement as drought sets in US government provides medical supplies to fight COVID-19 pandemic in Zanzibar WHO Regional Director for Africa concludes visit to Ethiopia FIS partners with Flutterwave Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) Senate approves N1.678trn revenue target for NCS Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) CAF: NPFL Forum congratulates Ikpeazu and NFF for Enyimba’s charter flight agreement Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (April 20, 2021) Coronavirus – Namibia: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) Coronavirus – Gambia: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) African air ministers adopt common position on international travel Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021) China administers more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine AIMS and Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) organize a virtual conference on digitization and health Etisalat and Nokia deliver super-fast 5G broadband services to UAE Why we held a public meeting on national security – Lai Mohammed