A 33-year-old alleged serial kidnapper, murderer and armed robber, who has been on the wanted list of the police in Akwa Ibom, has been arrested by the police in Lagos State. The suspect, Sunday James Ukpe, was on Monday [May 09] arrested by the police in Ajangbadi area of Lagos State, where he had been hiding, after escaping in Akwa Ibom State.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Ukpe was treating his gun wounds with traditional medicine, when he was arrested by the police. It was gathered that some residents of Orisha Imude area of Ajangbadi, who suspected him, reported to the police at Ajangbadi divisional police station.
Ukpe, when arrested by the policemen from Ajangbadi divisional police station, confessed to them that the wound on him was from a gun battle with the police and that he had come to Lagos to get treated.
The image maker in charge of the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, while confirming the arrest of the suspect, said that he was arrested with bullet wounds in his testicles. The suspect had been rushed to a private hospital, where he has been receiving treatment, under close monitoring from policemen.
Badmus added that the suspect would be transferred to the Akwa Ibom Police Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), as soon as he gets better. She also said that the arrested suspect had been on the wanted list of the SARS in Akwa Ibom State for kidnapping, armed robbery and murder.