Reactions as Chinaza Phillip, notorious Igbo kidnapping kingpin, is seen in handcuffs in Abuja (Photos)

The recent circulation of a photo featuring Chinaza Philip, a notorious Igbo kidnapping kingpin, in handcuffs in Abuja has sparked a flurry of reactions and discussions across various online platforms.


The photo, which depicts Philip in police custody, has prompted diverse responses from the public, reflecting the gravity of the issue and the broader societal concerns surrounding kidnapping and violent crime in Nigeria.

The reaction to the photo has been multifaceted, with some individuals expressing relief and support for law enforcement efforts to apprehend individuals involved in criminal activities, while others have used the photo as a catalyst for broader conversations about the prevalence of kidnapping and the need for enhanced security measures in the country.

The widespread dissemination of the photo has underscored the public’s concern about the impact of violent crime on communities and the urgency of addressing the root causes of such criminal activities.


A statement issued by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said the suspect was arrested in Kaduna State on Thursday.

She said the suspect, who was handed over to the FCT Command on Friday, is currently in custody.

“The FCT Police Command wishes to confirm the arrest of one Chinaza Phillip, a notorious Abuja kidnapper by police operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday 18th January 2024,” the PPRO stated.

“The suspect has been handed over to FCT police Command today Friday 19th January, 2024, and is currently in police custody. More details will be communicated soon.”

Here are people’s reactions:


In 2019, Chinaza Philip was a lady In 2022, Chinaza Philip was a man; Today, Chinaza Philip is a man. Okay o. Make una continue this propaganda.




@IamUrchilla: This Chinaza Philip name be like wetin dem de use run sharp sharp bigoted propaganda normally. This is news from 2019 

This Chinaza Philip sef, you no dey tire??? Today you be man, tomorrow you be woman, next tomorrow you kirikiri sanko. Na wa oo. E don dey wey them dey use your name run bigoted propaganda. This kind Chinaza Phillip sef, I hail oo.

@abis_fulani: Just imagining how loud the Timeline would have been if the recently arrested Abuja Kidnapper is a Fulani, Hausa or even from the North. Chinaza Philip is the terrorist’s name. Are we ready for the convo???

@novieverest: They cloned Peter Obi and tried to impersonate him in the UK. Now they have created Chinaza Philip. What is wrong with Ronu cabal

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