Abuja’s Alleged Kingpin, Chinaza Philip-Okoye, Denies Kidnapping Accusations Amidst Police Interception Drama

Abuja’s Alleged Kingpin, Chinaza Philip-Okoye, Denies Kidnapping Accusations Amidst Police Interception Drama

Accused Abuja Criminal Denies Kidnapping Allegations During Police Parade

Chinaza Philip-Okoye, a suspected notorious criminal in Abuja, vehemently denies accusations of being involved in kidnapping during a recent parade of criminal suspects by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.

The accused criminal, previously paraded on a stretcher due to injuries sustained after a police shootout, asserts his identity as an armed robber specializing in vehicle theft.

Background: Philip-Okoye Paraded on Stretcher Following Police Shootout

Last Saturday, the Nigeria Police Force paraded Chinaza Philip-Okoye on a stretcher at the Force Intelligence Response Team base in Guzape, Abuja.

The suspect had suffered severe injuries after being shot by police officers during the interception of his gang at a fueling station on Thursday night.

In Suspect’s Words: A Vehicle Snatcher, Not a Kidnapper

In an interview with journalists, Chinaza firmly denies being a kidnapper, clarifying that his criminal activities focus on patrolling at night to snatch vehicles.

According to his account, the intention on the night of his arrest was to rob a man and take his car, but unforeseen actions by a gang leader, known as Yellow, led to the victim being placed in the back of the stolen car.

Narration of Events Leading to Arrest:

Chinaza recounts the incident, stating, “That night, our aim was to rob the man and take his car, but I was surprised that after we collected his car, Yellow, who is like our leader, asked the man to enter the back of the car.

I didn’t know why he did that, and I couldn’t argue with him, so we were driving to Kano before the police caught up with us in Kaduna where I was arrested.”

Police Source Confirms Operation: Victim Rescued Unhurt

According to a senior police source, the anti-kidnapping operatives were alerted to Segun Akinyemi’s abduction as the kidnappers drove through Rita Lori in Garki, Abuja.

The FCT Police Command coordinated with neighboring states’ police formations, leading to a chase into Kaduna State.

During the pursuit, Chinaza Philip-Okoye was shot and apprehended, resulting in the rescue of the victim and the recovery of the stolen vehicle.

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