He said: “The police operatives on 5/5/2022 in about 2350 hours, stormed the kidnappers’ den and arrested one Obinna Onuoha aged 35 years, a native of Umuegwu Mpam, and Igbokwe Joseph aged 35 years, a native of Umuchoko Ihitte Aforukwu, both natives of Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State. The victim held in captive was gallantly rescued unhurt.
They said they got a safe hideout in Ahiazu Mbaise after their escape and formed a kidnap gang.
Abattam said the suspects took police operatives to their hideouts where most of their gang members were arrested.
He said items recovered included one AK47 rifle, breech number 1142 with 84 rounds of live ammunition, four locally-made pistols, 46 rounds of live cartridges, one Toyota 4Runner SUV belonging to the victim, multiple banks’ ATM cards stolen from their victims, and the personal belongings of the victim.