Men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad have arrested the killers of the All Progressives Congress chieftain in Imo State, Amos Akano.
The APC chieftain was abducted before the just concluded APC national convention was found dead days after.
FSARS led by its commander, Godfrey Victor, arrested the gang while they were waiting to collect ransom from the relatives of the deceased.
The State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galandanchi said the suspects were nabbed in Ihiala in Anambra state.
The Commissioner of Police identified the suspects as Ikenna Nwosu, aka Ezego, Chibuike Martins, Emeka Eke, Chijioke Akukara, and Adubuokwu Chibueze. He said that the gang operated between Imo and Anambra states.
The CP said, “I want to announce the arrest of five persons in connection with the kidnap and murder of one Amos Akano.
“The gang which used Mgbidi in Oru East of Imo state as its hideout was about collecting ransom from the relatives of the victim who is now late before we rounded them up in Ihiala in Anambra State.
“Other members of the gang, especially the ring leader, was subsequently arrested through very professional coordinated efforts.”
The police chief has vowed to fight crimes, especially kidnapping in the state.