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A fleeing kidnap suspect identified as Charles Nwaichi has been confirmed dead by the Abia State Police Command.




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 The Commissioner of Police Mr. Adeleye Oyebad

A fleeing kidnap suspect identified as Charles Nwaichi has been confirmed dead by the Abia State Police Command.

The Commissioner of Police in the state,
Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, who disclosed this to journalists on Monday, said
police detectives traced the deceased to the Abia State University
Teaching Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

Oyebade explained that the deceased had
escaped with bullet wounds on July 19, 2017 during the operation to
rescue one Onyemachi Ijeoma, who was held hostage by the deceased and
his gang members.
He said the deceased, who hailed from
Ezinihitte Mbaise in Imo State, was taken to the hospital by his
brother, one Monday Nwaichi, for treatment, adding that the suspect
eventually died three days later.
He said, “Prior to the information on
the deceased’s death, our detectives had recovered one military-type
AK-47 with bayonet, double magazine and 10 rounds of live ammunition
while combing a bush in search of the wounded suspects.
“We extended our investigation to the
hospital while acting on a tip-off and the hospital has confirmed the
information and the photograph of the deceased has been taken. Efforts
are in progress to recover the corpse.”
Similarly, the police commissioner
disclosed that two suspected armed robbers, who were arrested at Isiama
Afara-Ukwu Umuahia, had also been confirmed dead in an undisclosed
hospital in Umuahia.
Oyebade stated that indigenes of the
community had put a distress call across to police operatives on the
operation of the deceased suspects while a police patrol team attached
to the World Bank Police Division, Umuahia, raced to the scene where the
two suspects were found unconscious.
The CP added that the suspects were
rushed to the hospital, where one of them was confirmed dead while the
other, who gave his name as Chukwuoma Nweze and confessed to the crime,
later passed on.
He said two locally-made shotguns and
seven live cartridges were recovered from the suspects, while one Ada
Kalu who allegedly harboured the hoodlums had been arrested.
Oyebade added that the corpses of the
deceased had been deposited in the morgue, adding that efforts were in
progress to track down their accomplices.

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