The people of Ukwa West Local Government Area (LGA), Abia State, have a reason to rejoice after soldiers attached to the 144 Battalion confirmed the arrest of an alleged member of a highly notorious kidnapping gang that has been terrorising the people of Aba.
The apprehended suspect was popularly known by his nickname, Phyno. According to military sources, the arrested criminal has been on the wanted list of the military forces for various crimes that he and his crime syndicates have allegedly committed over a long period of time.
According to an anonymous spokesperson of the Nigerian army, the notorious kidnapper was arrested based on a tip-off from undisclosed sources. The said kidnapper was in a hotel located on the outskirts of Aba where he had hidden following a robbery operation.
“He snatched a motorbike from somebody at Uratta junction before he was apprehended by soldiers. Information has it that he was in a hotel (outside Aba main town). On getting the information, soldiers traced him to the said hotel in mufti where he was picked,” Anon said.
The military source also assured the press that the suspected kidnapper would be interrogated till he gives up useful information on how to nab the rest of his kidnapping gang members, after which the military will hand him over to the police to face prosecution and for further investigation.