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Police arrest 4 Imo residents over abduction, killing of US-based soldier

By Hassan Zaggi

Four suspects have been arrested by police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for their involvement in the abduction and killing of a US-based soldier, Chuks Okebata.

The gang abducted its victim, who came for holidays in Imo State in 2017.

The Police Force spokesman, Frank Mba, who paraded the suspects in Abuja, yesterday, said that they were all Imo State indigenes.

They included Udodiri Bright, aka Ability, 30 years old, native of Osuachara Village, Isiala Mbano LGA; Ekwuru Shadrack, aka Escobar, 26 years native of Arondizuogu village in Okigwe LGA; Chimerie Igwe, aka 4real, 30 years old, native of Umucheke village in Orlu LGA; and Chibuike Sunday, 28 years old from Arondizuogu.

“They were arrested on July 5, 2020, for the abduction and killing of a Nigerian US Soldier, Chuks Okebata who came into Nigeria for holidays in his home town, Okigwe, Imo State in 2017.

“The suspects who are one of the foremost kidnapping groups terrorizing the South Eastern part of the country were arrested 31 months after, following intensive manhunt by the Police team,” Mba said.

Written by ExpressDay


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