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Police arrest 4 suspected kidnappers, others in Rivers




Police arrest 4 suspected kidnappers, others in Rivers

Police arrest 4 suspected kidnappers, others in Rivers

The Nigeria Police Force says it has arrested four sus­pects responsible for kidnapping and armed robbery cases in Rivers and some other South-South States.
The suspects are Mi­chael Obi, 34, a native of Boki, Cross Rivers, Kelechi Ndukwu, 30, from Ahiasu Mbaise Lo­cal Government Area of Imo, Ifeanyi Ezechkwu, 28 and Chinedu Amadi, 18.
Briefing newsmen on the arrests in Abuja on Tuesday, the Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood said the police arrested Obi and Nduk­wu at Umuike Allu area of Rivers on March 20.
Moshood said that a student (name withheld) of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo who was kidnapped was rescued from the suspects.
The spokesman said that Ezechukwu and Amadi were arrested at Umuanwa community in Ekwerre Local Gov­ernment Area of Riv­ers for kidnapping their landlady and her son who were also rescued.
He said that items recovered from them included, locally made revolver, four live am­munition, and expended ammunition.
Others are a locally made pistol, three live cartridges, expended cartridge, and N200,000 ransom money.
CSP Moshood said that the suspects had been identified by vic­tims and would be charged to court on completion of police in­vestigation.
In a related develop­ment, the force spokes­man said the police had arrested two suspected cultists, John Oteh, 25, and Atochi Oteh, 41, at Ebitanwo/Rumuakude communities of Rivers.
He said the suspects were arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Rivers on March 20, when they swooped on their “Iceland Confrater­nity” den.
Moshood said that items recovered from them included, military LAR rifle No 770786, lo­cally made double barrel gun, two locally made single barrel cut-to-size guns, locally made pis­tol, seven cartridges and expended cartridge.
He said that the cult­ists had confessed to sev­eral robbery cases linked to them.
“They will be charged to court on completion of the investigation,” he said.
He assured the people of Rivers and other states of adequate security and implored them to co­operate with the police. (NAN)

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