An alleged member of a notorious kidnapping gang has been arrested by soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Aba.
Before the arrest, the suspect had been on the wanted list of the police for various crimes perpetrated by him and his gang.
The suspect identified as Phyno was arrested in a hotel situated at the outskirts of Aba by soldiers attached to 144 Battalion, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State.
Phyno who was arrested in his hideout after a robbery operation in Aba
According to The Nation reports, “He snatched a motorbike from somebody at Uratta junction before he was apprehended by soldiers. Information has it that he was in a hotel (outside Aba main town).
“On getting the information, soldiers traced him to the said hotel in mufti where he (the kidnap kingpin) was picked”.
As soldiers attached to 144 Battalion apprehended a notorious member of a kidnapping gang, a pregnant woman in distress was also saved by soldiers of the Battalion on routine patrol at Uratta Area of Aba.
The incident happened at about 11 am near the ever-busy Uratta junction off Aba-Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
It was gathered that the expectant mother who lost conscious while walking was about to be wheeled off in a wheelbarrow by early callers to the scene as there was no vehicle that stopped to render assistance to her.
It was gathered that while some of the callers were rallying round to ensure that she was evacuated from the scene to a nearby Chemist shop for treatment, soldiers on patrol who met the woman gasping for breath quickly evacuated her with their vehicle to a distant private hospital where they made deposit of sum of cash for immediate treatment to be administered on her.
The yet-to-be known woman is said to have been brought to stability at the time of writing the report.