Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, in a Sting Operation, arrested a notorious kidnapper whose alter ego is a shoe dealer.
According to reports, the shoe dealer, identified as Ukachukwu Anthony, specializes in kidnapping and killing his suppliers in Igbo-Etche, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Commissioner for Police in the state, Joseph Mukan, stated that the suspect was arrested through intelligence gathering.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to killing his victims and dumping their remains in a septic tank inside his compound at Umuebulu.
The recent, being the kidnapping and killing of one Ajumiene Offor, who was lured from Aba to his house, for a business transaction on June 9th.
Speaking to newsmen, Ukachukwu, who is married with children, said he has lured three Togolese and one Nigerian to his compound under the pretense of buying shoes from them.
According to reports, the suspect murders mostly his business associates after business deals, dump their bodies, and then takes possession of their goods.
“I will tell them to bring shoes. When they come, I will walk to their back and then strangle them until I confirm they are dead. I will then dump their body inside the septic tank.” Ukachukwu said.
The suspect lives in the compound alone while his wife and children reside in another area.
Four bodies were exhumed taken to the mortuary for autopsy.
In the wake of his arrest, two pump action guns and some Cartridges were recovered.
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