- Published on Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:36
- Written by Admin
Fresh confessional statements made by the dreaded Orifite Kidnap kinpin, Osita Ifedike, have thrown the 177 traditional rulers and president generals of communities in Anambra State into tension and anxiety. According to police source the kingpin had given clue as to how some very influential communities leaders have been giving
some form of back up though tacitly to the activities of men of the under world.
The source in Awka who would not want her name on print said: “The man is talking too much and he is ready to call names. He knows that his end has come and he does not want to go alone. He even talked about locations where kidnap victims are kept as well as some community leaders that are settled after kidnap victims’ relations have paid ransom.”
Continuing, the source noted that, “I do not know if he is doing this to get a lot of people in trouble.
“The man has offered to point at buildings and homes of such people for confirmation and if he does that there will be trouble in this state. Some of us do not believe what he is saying but the suspect is dead serious about his confessional statements.
“It was equally gathered that hotels and managers of those hotels were mentioned as people that provide useful information about the movement of possible victims of kidnap in the state.
“He did not spare any one. He called names of hotels and those who manage them. He gave a graphic detail of how the manager informs security men at the hotel who in turn forward the information to a gang member for effective execution of the plot.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Alfunsus Uzoigwe, confirmed that Ifedike is still helping police with investigation.
“Yes, he is still in our custody and he is helping us in our investigation. I cannot disclose anything now or the names of those that were mentioned but certainly his statements have been very helpful and we are making progress rapidly. From his statements the entire thing is like a big network.
“The investigations involve a lot of plans and dimensions and it is shrouded in secrecy and if the command begins to go public it would certainly jeopardise process of investigation and it is not good at all,” Uzoigwe said.
By Okey Maduforo, Daily Independent Correspondent (Awka)