Police in Anambra State have arrested two deadly syndicates extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public via deadly threats in Ozubulu and Umunze towns of the State.
Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement said the suspects were nabbed at Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area Headquarters after painstaking investigation.
He said the suspects had sent text messages to their victim identifying themselves as members of ESN and demanding he paid them a huge sum or have himself and his daughter kidnapped and killed.
Ikenga revealed that the suspects are currently in detention and would soon be arraigned.
He said, “In a similar development, the Police at Ozubulu, Headquarters of Ekwusigo LGA arrested one male suspect who used two different lines to issue deadly threats to a businessman.
“He claimed to be an ESN Commander and ordered his victim to pay up or be killed.
“Meticulous investigation employing technology and human assets led detectives to his hideout where he was arrested and both sims recovered. He was taken into custody and will be arraigned in court.”
According to the police spokesperson, Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye has commended both DPOs for their diligence and painstaking effort which led to unravelling the identities of the crime suspects and apprehending them.
“He assured that Command Headquarters will continue to motivate its personnel across the State for optimum performance,” Ikenga added.