Imo Couple Arrested For Being In Possession Of Phone Belonging To Slain Kidnap Victim


The Imo State Police Command on Tuesday, June 27, paraded a couple, Mr and Mrs Adibe after they were caught in possession of a phone belonging to a kidnap victim.

The victim, late Mrs. Amaka Okere was kidnapped and murdered in Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State

According to the man, Emeka Adibe, the phone was given to him by is wife, Monica.

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The couple were paraded alongside other suspects arrested for committing various crimes at the State Police Command in Owerri.

Speaking on the arrest, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, said:

“You will recall that on March 1, Mrs Amaka Okere, aged 45, of Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, was kidnapped and murdered. Investigations are in progress. Emeka Adibe and Monica Adibe were arrested on June 15 in Rivers State and the victim’s telephone handset recovered from them”

However while speaking to Vanguard, Mrs Adibe said she got the phone from her twin sister’s husband.

“I am a native of Arochukwu in Abia State; I am married with two kids. I went for a child de from her dication in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. “While preparing to return home, my sister’s husband gave me a phone. I did not know it was not his. When I returned home, my husband saw the phone, took it and started using it; the Police arrested him. I came to ask why he was arrested and the Police also arrested me.”

Narrating his own side of the story, Mr Emeka Adibe, said:

“I swear, I don’t know anything about the phone. It is my wife that brought it and the police saw it and arrested me. This phone has put me in trouble.”

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