Anambra police rescue two kidnap victims, As Angry mob lynch suspect

Anambra police rescue two kidnap victims, As Angry mob lynch suspect
The Anambra State Police command in  collaboration  with security operatives have  rescued two kidnap victims yeasterday and recover two vehicles.

According to statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said  that security operatives intercepted a seven man kidnap gang along Awada in Obosi Idemili North  local government areas of Anambra State but  in attempt to arrest the criminals, six out of the seven gang member escaped.

He said that the gang   abandon both the two  victims as well as  vehicle and their operational vehicle, a Toyota Highlander jeep with reg nos NSH 398 HA and Toyota Camry with reg nos BRS 941 AA.

The police spokes person said that the seventh person, arrested was lynched by an angry mob who  set him  ablaze before police operatives could arrive the scene.

His words "Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP Echeng while condemning the act of mob action by some members of the public who resort to jungle justice whenever they arrest suspects in respect of criminal allegations without recourse to the Police for proper investigation. 

"He also urged them to always exercise restraint by not taking the law into their hands. They should endeavour to take such suspects to the nearest Police Station whenever they are apprehended. This would afford the Police the opportunity to conduct appropriate investigation into  the nefarious activities of the suspects; and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws.

"Meanwhile, Police  Operatives have initiated operation aimed at arresting the fleeing gang members and suspects who took laws into their hands by setting ablaze the arrested suspect. He added.


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