Imo State Police Command has arrested three suspected kidnappers over the murder of Lagos-based businessman and philanthropist Ikechukwu Ebelebe on April 13, 2023. Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, confirmed the arrest, stating that Chinedu Christian Ejezie, also known as “Holy Condom,” and Okechukwu Ibemere, both from Imo, were arrested at Ebute Ero Market in Idumota LGA of Lagos State.

Both suspects confessed to the crime, leading to the arrest of their gang member, Emmanuel Ubah. Ebelebe was kidnapped in his hometown, Owerre-Akokwa, and killed after a N10 million ransom was paid by the family. The suspects were later arrested at Ebute Ero Market in Idumota LGA of Lagos State.

The police also recovered five SIM cards used by the suspects to negotiate and collect the ransom. The incident highlights the need for increased security and awareness efforts to protect vulnerable individuals.