Police in Ozubulu and Umunze towns in Anambra State have smashed two deadly syndicates extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public via deadly threats.
According to a statement released by DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesperson of the state police command, says at Umunze, Orumba South LGA Headquarters two suspects were nabbed after painstaking investigation.
He said the suspects had sent text messages to their victim identifying themselves as members of ESN and demanding that he paid them a huge sum or else he and his daughter would be kidnapped and killed.
Ikenga said both suspects are now cooling their feet in detention and would be arraigned in court soon.
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. Ikenga said 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 is to be arraigned in court.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, CP 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.