TBy Pamela Eboh
A notorious gunman, Chukwuma Ejionye has been arrested by a local Vigilante group operating in Eznifite, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect is said to be responsible for many atrocious activities and kidnappings in Ezinifitte, and the entire Nnewi South, both in Anambra State
Making confession in a viral video making the rounds on social media, the suspect said he hails from Awo, Ezinifite, in Nnewi South south LGA adding that he is popularly known as Small Case.
He said, “I was in Unubi camp, before I moved to Ezinifitte, before going to Agulezechukwu, where I stayed with other members. Then, later I now left the group and escaped, to stay on my own.”
Explanations offered by the vigilante operatives in the video, showed that he has long been on the wanted list of the Joint Security Forces working in Anambra State.
The narrator said: “He is a known kidnapper who has been responsible for the killing of security men, including vigilante.
He kidnapped a prominent man and collected N1.5 million before setting him free, but unfortunately for the man, he was dumped in a place where he broke his lungs, and has been under treatment since then.
“JTF has visited his house and recovered guns and security uniforms which he used when he was a security man (he worked as a vigilante operative). He has been on the wanted list for a long time and has been one of the reason Ezinifitte and Nnewi South was regarded as being highly unsafe.
“We got a tip off last night and we moved in and apprehended him where he was hiding.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga could not be reached to confirm the arrest as his phone line was saying unavailable.
Recall that Nnewi South, especially Ukpor, Ezinifitte and Unubi were the hideout of criminals, known as unknown gunmen, during the height of insecurity in Anambra State.