A notorious kidnapper, Ekweme Brown, popularly known as Lucifer has been killed by policemen in Rivers state, an official made known.
Rivers Police Command Spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the killing in a statement in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Omoni said that Brown was killed during a sting operation launched by the police to apprehend the deceased.
“Ekweme Brown, a.k.a Lucifer, was killed by men of Operation Sting, in a sting operation led by ACP Shem Evans.
“Brown is responsible for all the kidnappings and hijack of commercial buses on the Ndele axis of the East West Road in the state.”
Omoni said the police command had declared the deceased wanted following intelligence that fingered him as mastermind of several abductions on the road.
“The most wanted notorious kidnapper is an indigene of Egamini Rundele in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers.
“The entire Rundele community has been thrown into wild jubilation following announcement of his death,” he said.
The police spokesman said the command was currently on the trail of gang members of the deceased suspect.
Police arraign 6 men for alleged arson, misdemeanor
In related news, the police on Monday charged six men with arson and misdemeanor in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The police arraigned Daniel Amodi, 21; Oladimeji Johnson, 22; Lukmon Bakare, 36; Abass Akeem, 26; Mark John, 25; and Elvis Odoemelam, on four counts of conspiracy, arson, misdemeanor and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on September 29 at Babashola Street Lawanson, Surulere.
Omisakin said that Amodi set Landsworth Guest House ablaze, property of the complainant, Chukwuma Ikechukwu.
He said the other five defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by aiding Amodi.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 168, 341, 411 and 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe admitted Amodi to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Komolafe also admitted Johnson, Bakare, Akeem, John and Odoemelam to bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until November 5.