A notorious kidnapper identified as Ebelishe has reportedly been arrested in Abia by a combined team of security agencies in the state.
Ebelishe, an indigene of Obokwe in Ukwa East Local Government Area of the state is said to have been on the wanted list of security agencies in the state.
He was said to be a gang member of the late dreaded kidnap kingpin, Obioma Nwankwo aka Osisikankwu whose reign brought Abia on its knees before troops of the federal government, during the regime of former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan clamped down on him (Osisikankwu) and other members of the gang.
Ebelishe was said to have escaped death by the whiskers as he left the state without being traced by security agencies.
Information on Wednesday, however, has it that Ebelishe who sneaked into the state years after his narrow escape was reportedly nabbed by operatives of the state joint anti kidnapping squad.
A source from the security circles who confirmed the arrest of Ebelishe said that he was arrested based on intelligence.
According to the source, the suspect was instrumental in the kidnapping of the wife and children of the owner of a filling station near Deeper Life Church, along the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway.
Ebelishe is also believed to be involved in the abduction of a businessman in Aba who is said to still be on admission in a hospital in the city as a result of the torture he received in the hands of his abductors.
The suspect who was said to be in hiding for the past seven months, was reportedly arrested in his hideout inside a bush in Obokwe following an intelligence report.
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The suspect, our correspondent gathered, would soon be handed over to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution.