State Security Service and the police have arrested a dismissed policeman, Ndidi Cletus, 30, and eight others in connection with the abduction of a Nollywood actress and aide to the Imo State Governor, Nkiruka Sylvanus last December.
Six of them, Cletus, Stanley Asonna; Aminu Musa (aka Boski); Mohammed Abubakar; Obinna Okwuolisa; Samson Onwuka (aka VIP) were paraded at the SSS headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday while three others, Okoro Bassey; Chijoke Chima, and Festus Ologeme were in police custody.
The security agencies said the suspects belonged to a gang of “notorious kidnappers” that terrorised Imo State.
The sum of N3.4m was found on Cletus at the time of his arrest.
Deputy Director, Public Relations and Media, SSS, Marilyn Ogar, who paraded the suspects at a news conference attended by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, explained that Cletus, a native of Umuokedinma Awara in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, enlisted into the police as a constable in 2004 with the name, Mathew Ofurum.