The Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) of Lagos State Police command, Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday arrested a member of the notorious kidnapping syndicate whose modus operandi is not just to abduct his victims, but also rob them.
The suspect, 29-year-old Raphael Ndukwu, was also identified as a member of the gang that recently abducted and killed a reverend father in Owerri, Imo State.
Because he is an indigene of Imo State, the suspect was said to have taken advantage of knowing the law of the land to target their victims before they abduct them.
The victim was nabbed by FSARS operatives led by Mohammed Sanusi, a Chief Superintendent of Police after his recent operation where he kidnapped one Gloria Emordi and made away with her Toyota Venza Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), which is yet to be recovered.
The victim was said to have visited Orlu, her hometown, from Lagos where she resides, when she was kidnapped.
According to police sources, the suspect was nabbed after a tip-off fron informants who hinted police that he had fled to Lagos to take refuge after the operation.
The source said, “The suspect is a leader of a notorious armed robbery and kidnapping gang that has terrorizing Imo state and it’s environs.
“He usually comes to Ojo in Lagos to take refuge after operation and was arrested on after a tip off by men of FSARS, Ikeja.
“From our investigation, the suspect is among the gang members that killed the reverend father in Owerri, Imo State.”