Beg Police not to kill us- 15 years old students plead


"Please help us beg the Police not to kill us, we are sorry for breaking into somebody's house, we were trying to raise funds to register for the West Africa Certificate Examination (WAEC)", that was the plea of two students of Bishop Shina-Hand College, Orlu, paraded amongst other suspects by the Imo State Police command.

Emmanuel Ewudo and Nweane Chinwe both 15 years old boys made the appeal during their parade at the Police headquarters by the State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadinchi.

The duo while armed had on May 13th, broken into the residence of one Mrs Chigozie Ohajiogu in Akokwa, Ideato North local government area of Imo State with the intent to rob her but her shouts made them flee only to return 45 minutes later but escaped to evade arrest by the vigilant Policemen led by their Sector Commander, Banjoko Oluwemimo.

However, they were nabbed in their school.

Emmanuel Ewudo, speaking said " yes we are students. My father has been bedridden and in hospital and unable to pay my WAEC fees, I begged my friend to accompany me somewhere. We went to rob the woman but we were not successful. We were caught one day after. We are very scared, we don't want to be killed but we know that it is wrong to break into somebody's house ", he sobbed.

A total of 45 persons were arrested; 24 for armed robbery; 12 people for kidnapping; 8 persons for cultism; one person for Child trafficking; 11 for unlawful possession of firearms; three caught for stealing electric cables belonging to communities; and one person for internet fraud.

Galadinchi disclosed that 5 kidnap victims were rescued; 6 stolen vehicles recovered; 17 handsets and one laptop recovered from his men.

Amongst the suspects paraded for kidnapping was one Patrick Ogidi who specialized in kidnapping elderly persons aged 80 years old and above, whose children were forced to pay ransom.

Patrick who hails from Obiagbu in Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo State said he preferred to kidnap Octogenarians because they are frail and won't give him any concerns over escape.

He said " when am taking them to my hideout in the bush and they complain of tiredness, I carry them on my back. Their children who at that point are very worried, pay over N1million to secure the release of their frail parents", Patrick said.

Further, Galadinchi said the command rescued two students of Hope Wadell International Secondary School Ohafia, in Abia State who were abducted from their hostels.

He said "my men rescued Master Winner Adeagha and Esther Ajike kidnapped from their hostels at gunpoint were kept in the boot of a car and driven to to an uncompleted building where their legs and hands tied with chain but operatives of Orlu Area Command rescued them. Investigations are still ongoing to nab the suspects", the Police boss said.

Meanwhile, the Imo Police command has received two cars from the donations of business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; and one Hilux truck donated by a Deputy Chief of Staff, to Imo State Governor, Kingsley Uju.



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Emmanuel Ewudo and his friend, Chinwe Nweane during their parade at the Imo State Police command.


Patrick Ogidi who specialized in kidnapping elderly persons aged 80 years and above.
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