Nnamdi Felix / Abuja
Six suspects involved with the kidnapping of Nigeria’s Nollywoood actress and Senior Special Assistant to Imo state Government, Nkiru Sylvanus were on Tuesday paraded at a joint press briefing conducted by the State Security Sercice, SSS and the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, at the SSS headquarters in Abuja.
The suspects, Ndidi Nwakoma Cletus, Stanley Asonna, Aminu Musa, Mohammed Abubakar, Obinna Okwuolisa and Sampson Chinedu Onwuka were said to have been arrested following joint operation by security operatives at the sister agencies.
They were also arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Mr. Uche Okoli and Kenneth Okolie on 15th December, 2012 at Nworie street, Akanchawa roundabout in Owerre, the Imo state capital,
Ndidi Nwokoma Cletus, 30 years old dismissed Mobile Police Constable, is said to be an indigene of Umuokedinma Awara in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo state. He confessed to being the leader of a notorious nine man armed gang which carried out the kidnap.
The Nollywood actress was released after a ransom of N8 million was paid. She spent six days in the kidnapper’s custody.
The suspected kidnappers admitted to other kidnapping incidents some of which include the kidnapping of one Okoro Okechukwu, an Electrical materials dealer on 15th October who was later released after a ransom of N1. 025 million was paid, Nkiruka Okwuosa, a civil servant who was kidnapped on 14 October, 2012 who was also released after a ransom of N3 million was paid, among others.