How We Killed Former Deputy Gov of Anambra State – Suspect
Police operatives in Lagos State have arrested three alleged members of the kidnap gang that killed former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chudi Nwike.
The suspected kidnappers were paraded yesterday by the Lagos State commissioner of police, Mr Umar Manko at the State police headquarters, Ikeja. They also claimed responsibility in the abduction of the wife and daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Rhodes Vivour.
One of the suspects, Godspower Ovwigho, 31, confessed that his gang killed the deputy governor after collecting ransom.
Ovwigho said, “After we have kidnapped the deputy governor, we demanded N30million ransom but we were shocked when we received paltry sum of N5million. One of our gang members, Rufus, got angry that the family of the deputy governor brought N5million instead of N30million. He then drove away the victim and members of his family who came to deliver the ransom and, in a few minutes, we heard about four gunshots. When Rufus came back, he called the wife of the deputy governor on mobile telephone and urged her to use the N25million balance to bury his husband. Rufus also told the wife that two persons who came to deliver the ransom were also killed”.
“When our gang leader, Kelvin, came back, he got angry and blamed Rufus for killing the victims. He also reminded Rufus that he is fond of bringing ill-luck to the gang and because of him prison warders were killed in Delta State. It was Rufus we were trying to rescue which eventually led to the death of the prison officials.”
The suspect said they were shocked when Rufus narrated how and why the deputy governor and his two rescuers were killed. He also told how they abducted a Supreme Court justice and his daughter.
“ We demanded for N20million ransom and we got exactly the amount we demanded. My own share in that one was N1.3million. Kelvin and Rufus took the lion’s share. The Judge’s wife was the last assignment we did before Kelvin and Rufus were killed by security agents,” he said.
Manko, who narrated how the police had the breakthrough, noted that his officers, divisional police officer of Ikoyi police station, SP Aisha Haruna, and officer in charge of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), SP Abba Kyari, achieved the result for the command.
Manko said, “Sequel to the tracking and arrest of one Monday Odieto from Benin, Edo State, by SP Haruna for his involvement in kidnapping of the wife of a sitting Supreme Court Judge, Justice Rhodes Vivour and his subsequent confession during interrogation to be a member of 30-man gang of deadly kidnappers who operated in South-South and South East axis of the country, I gave a marching order to the officer in charge of SARS, SP Abba Kyari, to go after them for possible apprehension and recovery of their operational weapons.
“After a long manhunt, One Godspower was tracked and arrested at Ikorodu on April 23, 2014, by Kyari and his men. He was identified by Monday Odieto to be a top ranking member of the gang.”
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