Police Nab Notorious Kidnappers, Car Snatchers In Edo
Edo State Police Command on Monday paraded two suspected notorious kidnappers who specialised in operating across several states of the Federation.
The two men whose names were given as Justice Ogedengbe and Ehis Momoh were allegedly nabbed after a vehicle of a kidnapped victim in Owerri was sold at Ewu in Edo State for N1.6 million.
The police said it was during an attempt by the buyer to register the vehicle that officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) discovered that the vehicle had been earlier registered.
Parading the suspects at the police command in Benin City, acting Public Relations Officer of the police, SP Stephen Onwochei, said husband of the kidnap victim died due to cardiac arrest.
Onwochei said the kidnappers released the victim after collecting ransom and brought the vehicle to Benin for sale.
He said Ogedengbe was arrested last year over a Toyota Avensis snatched in Kaduna State and was charged to court.
He said, “I had earlier granted a press interview last year over a vehicle, a Toyota Avensis, that was snatched in Kaduna. This same Justice was arrested. He has his network of criminals. When they commit crime in other states, he collects the vehicles in Edo.
“In that previous offence, he was charged to court and granted bail. The matter was still on and he has not desisted from the crime.”
Ogedengbe said he only signed as a witness for the seller while his accomplice said it was Ogedengbe that brought the car to them for sale.