The Imo State Police Command in conjunction with the State Government has demolished houses belonging to two notorious kidnappers in the state.
The demolition, which took place at Ohuba Community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of the state affected the houses of one John Chima (27) also called America and Anderson Ahaneku (30).
The alleged kidnappers who were also said to be currently on the run, were alleged to be involved in the kidnap of prominent personalities in the state.
It was, however, gathered that the police stormed the area in April 2016 as intelligence reports pointed at the area as the home and den of kidnappers in the state.
Speaking on the incident, the State Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, said that the command was ever ready to deal with kidnappers and others inclined to crime and criminalities in the state.
He said, “We are going to pull down more houses of these hoodlums in the state. Pulling down their houses is a step in a right direction.
“When your house is burnt because of crime, it would make you turn a new leaf.”
Lakanu explained that the police in the state would work 24 hours to ensure that crime syndicates were shown the way out of the state.
Also speaking, the State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, said that the state government would not support people who get rich through ill-means.
According to Madumere, “This will go a long way in serving as a deterrent to other criminals, who have taken kidnapping and other heinous crimes as business ventures.”
He further averred that the Owelle Rochas Okorocha-led administration in the state was poised to complementing the efforts of the police and other security agencies in their war against those behind the crimes in the state.
He added, “The demolition of houses of known kidnappers will continue until kidnapping is finally rooted out of Imo State completely.”