The spokesman of the police in the state, Nnamdi Omoni who broke the news in a statement in Port Harcourt the state capital on Monday said, Ekweme was killed by men of Operation Sting in a part of the state.
Omonidescribed the alleged criminal as the most wanted kidnapper along the East-West road area of the LGA and assured that his gang members are also being trailed to ensure they are arrested. The statement said:
“The most wanted notorious kidnapper from Egamini Rundele, in Emohua LGA, Ekweme Brown Ike, AKA Lucifer, has been killed by men of the Operation Sing, in a Sting Operation led by the Commander, ACP Shem Evans.
“Ekweme is responsible for all the kidnappings and hijack of Commercial Buses on the Ndele axis of the East/West Road.
“The entire Rundele Community has been thrown into a wild jubilation as a result of his death.
“Meanwhile, efforts are on to arrest his confederates in crime.
Promising to keep you updated.” he said.
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