A notorious kidnap gang has been arrested in Rivers State after they abducted a popular businessman and demanded ransom.
According to the Command on its Facebook wall, the feat was achieved by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the force after it received a complaint about the kidnap of one Sir (Chief) Samuel Iheanachor along Aba-Oyibgo Road on October 10, 2016.
Sir Iheanachor was allegedly abducted by six armed men while he was driving his Toyota Highlander and taken to an unknown destination.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Omoni Nnamdi, who confirmed the incident, said following the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, CP Francis Odesanya instructed a discreet investigation into the matter.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, has emphasized the commitment of the police to protect lives and properties of the people of Rivers State.
He noted that paying ransom to kidnappers is not ideal. He encourages those concerned to always cooperate with the police and provide useful information that will assist the police is getting rid of all forms of criminal acts in Rivers State.”
Nnamdi added that the jeep was tracked along Aba Road and was driven by Lance Corporal Abdul Yusuf attached to the 2nd Brigade along with another man and both of them wore Army uniforms.
On interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime and led the operatives to Asarama in Andoni Local Government Area where the victim was rescued unhurt and unconditionally on October 15, 2016, when three others members of the kidnap gang were equally arrested.