The police in Delta State are in manhunt for the fleeing gang members of Nwaeze Nwosa, (aka Bolaji) who were linked to the kidnap of Professor Kamene Okonjo late last year 2012. This was just as the police also arrested two suspected secret cult members in Asaba.
According to a police source, the suspects fled the state when they discovered that their leader, Bolaji, had been arrested and later died as a result of complications from gun shots wounds sustained during a cross fire with police.
Speaking at separate fora, State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikechukwu Aduba, said “all persons linked to the kidnap must be brought to book, we will not leave any stone unturned, we must get them one by one”.
The police boss also assured that “we have spread our dragnet within and outside the state; hence recently we arrested two of them at Ugar Junction, Anambra State, where they escaped to.”
Aduba said that from the confessional statement of their leader Bolaji, and other suspects, police had information on the run-away hoodlums and added that the command in collaboration with sister commands in the country were on their trail and very soon they would be arrested to face the wrath of the law.
It would be recalled that five members of the gang, including Bolaji; Tipper Boy, Tse Tse Fly, Hardboy and William Omenma were arrested, but some died as a result of gunshots.
Meanwhile, one of the suspects, William Omenma, has been arraigned at a Chief Magistrates Court in Asaba for the kidnap of Professor Kamene Okonjo.
He was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and kidnapping.
The plea of the accused person was not taken , but the magistrate, Sylvester Ehikwe, remanded the accused at Ogwashi-Uku and adjourned the case to January 31, 2013.
According to police boss, the cult suspects were arrested in their operational base on a tip off by men of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police command.
He said that upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to be members of the Eiye Confraternity.