Kidnappers arrested in Port Harcourt while withdrawing ransom from bank
A kidnap syndicate has been smashed in Rivers State following the arrest of three of them while withdrawing ransom money.
According to a statement posted on the Facebook wall of the command, the arrest of the trio of Stanley Mgbiri, Blessing Mkpowu and Micheal Hope, by operatives of its Anti-Kidnapping Unit, came after they went to a bank to withdraw a ransom paid in by relatives of a victim.
The statement reads in part:
"Acting on a tip-off, the operatives were able to arrest Stanley Mgbiri, Mkpowu Blessing and Micheal Hope.
The trio are responsible for the kidnap of a 9-year-old girl,, at Igbo Etche. They were arrested when they threatened to kidnap one
They asked him to pay the sum of N3 million into a certain bank account. They s they did to a certain staff of NNPC, from whom they collected a ransom of N12m, and yet killed."
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Nwakaji was said to have reported the threat to the police who advised him to play along and as a bait, the sum of N100,000 was paid into the account and when they went to withdraw it, they were arrested.
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