Man arrested for kidnapping neighbour’s son

Ogele Akiyo arranged the abduction of his neighbour’s three year old son and was aided by his accomplices, Ben Elenwo and Ibezin Isih.

A man in Rivers State has been arrested along with his gang for kidnapping his neighbour’s three year old son.

Ogele Akiyo arranged the abduction and was aided by his accomplices, Ben Elenwo and Ibezin Isih.

However, their plans were thwarted by the police and the young child was rescued.

According to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Ahmad Kidaya Muhammad:

The Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the public of another safe rescue of a three-year old male child kidnap victim.

On 22/12/2014 at about 3:00PM, Police operatives tracked and stormed the kidnappers hideout located at Rumuodogu II, Port Harcourt where the child (name withheld) earlier kidnapped on 15/12/2014 was kept.

Two suspected kidnappers Ben Elenwo and Ogele Akiyo, who with little resistance were arrested at the hideout which led to the subsequent arrest of their comrade in crime, Ibezin Isih at another location.

The idea of kidnapping the little victim was conceived and initiated by Ogele Akiyo, who is a co-tenants with the victim's parents in same compound while Ben Elenwo who posed as the child school teacher executed the kidnapping.

The safely rescued child has since been handed over to his father personally by CP. Dan Bature in his office.

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