The Rivers State Police Command have recorded commendable achievement in its fight against kidnappers and other criminal groups in the state.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesperson for the command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, who is also the Public Relations Officer.
According to Omoni, through vigorous efforts, many trouble makers who have caused havoc in various communities have been apprehended.
The statement was documented in a news reports by the Daily Post, published on Friday, August 12, 2016.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome you this morning to share with you and by extension the general public about the activities of the Command since my assumption of duty of CP Francis M. Odesanya."
"It would not be out of context for me to say that our efforts in crime fighting in the State are yielding significant results. These can be predicated in our sustained and improved response time to distress calls."
“Given the prevailing circumstance, it has become increasingly necessary to highlight some of the significant breakthroughs the Command has recorded since my assumption of duty."
“The Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit, on the 21st of June, 2016, arrested Chukwuma Ekekenta, Eluwakwe Nwato and two others."
"They were arrested in connection with the kidnap of one Elizabeth Onyeabor, 13 years old girl who was kidnapped from their home at Egberu Afam community Oyigbo."
"She has been rescued and has since reunited with her parents."
“Again, men of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit based on credible intelligence rescued some hostages who were abducted along Elele-Owerri Road, the Police had a fierce gun battle with the hoodlums but overpowered them and rescued the hostages at a forest in Ubima."
"Weapons recovered from them include,Two AK 47 Riffles, Four Magazines , Sixty Rounds of Ammunition."
“The Anti-Kidnapping Unit again on the 6th of August, 2016, rescued one Okechukwu Njoku aged 45 of Road 20 Rumuoahuru, Port Harcourt who was abducted on the 29th of July, 2016."
"He was rescued at Mercy Land Port Harcourt after a protracted gun battle with the kidnappers, two of the kidnappers were arrested and are helping the Police."
“At Ihugbogo Community, Ahoada East Local Government Area, the Anti-kidnapping Unit arrested one Don Chigbembudu Ewoh ‘m’ a notorious kidnapper/ armed robber who has been terrorizing the Ahoada/Omoku axis",
“The Command’s Anti-Cultism Unit acting on credible intelligence, arrested the following cultists, Promise Nweke, Bobo Prince, Highenss Ogbuchi, Chile Owhor, Wisdom Weche, Glory Nnamdi, Promise Oligwe."
"They belong to Dey-gbam Secret Cult and are responsible for the various cult activities and killings around the Rumuji/ Emohua axis. They have confessed to the crimes and are helping the Police in our Investigation."
“The Anti-Cultism Unit of Command acting on a tip-off also arrested the following persons at Buguma who have been terrorizing the Buguma/Abonnema/Degema axis."
"They confessed to belong to Ice-Lander Secret Cult. They are: Ibim Michael, Apuo West, Cotterell Adiebia, Tamuno Braide, Ugochukwu OBI,Trinity Gorge, Tonye Karibo, George Goodluck.Investigation is on-going."
“At Eleme, two suspected cultists were arrested, who confessed belonging to Black Axe and Vikings Secret Cults. They are: Emmanuel Dickson, Uche Nwosu ‘m’ aka Baby."
“The arrest of the above listed young men has brought peace to their respective communities as people are now going about their lawful business unmolested."
“On the 21st of May, at 1000hrs, while the Operatives of Anti-Kidnapping Unit were on routine patrol at Ozuzu Etche LGA, one Anayo Nwanyanwu aged 21yrs was caught robbing one Uche , surname not yet known of his QLINK Motorcycle and was immediately arrested."
"One locally made gun and live cartridge were recovered from him."
“The State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) arrested, Noble Blessing, Owakeme James and Progress Lazarus."
"They were arrested at Ahoada West. On interrogation they confessed to armed robbery and took the team to Ubio forest where the following items were recovered."
"One AK 47 Rifle with S/No.6313201D, Magazine with One Round of live Ammunition, One Cut to Size English Double Barrel Gun with S/No. BUL14788, One Locally made Single Barrel Gun, One Cut to Size Pistol like Iron, One Locally made Barrel Gun."
“Furthermore the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the Command is investigating one Gaage Freedom who with his gang were said to have killed a Police Inspector and collected his riffle at Kpor in Gokana LGA."
"The riffle was recovered during a raid at K-Dere”, the spokesperson concluded.