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Rivers police rescue kidnapped job seeker, arrest 10 suspected kidnappers



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Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have rescued two kidnapped victims including a job seeker and and arrested ten suspected kidnappers.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday November 28, said that the job seeker, Adele Emmanuel, was lured from Delta State to Port Harcourt for a non-existent employment.

“The trio of Bright Williams ‘m’ 22yrs, Queen Effiong Edem ‘f’ 20yrs and Ndidi Apaka ’m’ were arrested in connection with the case of kidnapping of Adele Emmanuel who was lured from Delta State to Port Harcourt for a non-existent employment,” the PPRO stated.

“While in Port Harcourt, he was held hostage and kept in a Hotel at Obeama, Oyigbo LGA where the Police Operatives through intelligence led Policing stormed and rescued him.

“Three suspects including the Director of the Hotel, a lady and one of the gang members were arrested and are helping us in our investigation. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

In a similar kidnap incident, the command have rescued one Olaide Oluwaseun, who was abducted.

“On 21/11/2021 at about 1630hrs, there was a reported case of the Kidnap of one Olaide Oluwaseun which incident occurred  which incident occurred along the Abacha Road, where the victim was abducted and taken to unknown destination,” he stated.

“In the course of investigation, operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit worked on some clues which led to the arrest of Precious Amadi ‘m’ 27yrs and Williams Okon ‘m’ 20yrs who took the Police to their camp at Obeama in Oyigbo LGA where the victim was rescued unhurt 24/11/2021.

“He was immediately debriefed and released to reunite with his family. The suspects have confessed to the crime, while efforts are on to arrest others and recover their operational weapons.” he added.

In the bid to solve two separate kidnap cases, men of the Anti-kidnapping Unit, working on credible information, arrested the trio of Gift Frank ‘f’, Julius Amadi ‘m’ 37yrs AKA JUJU and lyaknayene Udo Philips ‘m’ 32yrs.

They were arrested in connection with the kidnap of one Williams Etuk who was kidnapped on 11/9/2021 along Igbo-Etche road by four armed men. The kidnappers took the victim’s Toyota Highlander Jeep after his abduction but the said Jeep was recovered by the Police at Ukwa in Akwa Ibom State, including one locally made shot gun.

One of the suspects Julius Amadi AKA JUJU, confessed to be a member of the syndicate that kidnapped and killed the Late Army Captain whose decomposing body was recovered at Igbo-Etche Road, sometime last month.


In a related development, operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in a covert operation on 8/10/2021 arrested John Ifeanyi Obinna, 23 and Orji Ndukwu, 24.

“They confessed to have carried out the kidnap of One Michael Oladipo ‘m’ 42yrs who was abducted on 3/10/2021 at Igwuruta in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. The suspects were arrested at Boki in Cross River State and the Lexus Jeep belonging to the victim recovered from them. They will be due in court as soon as investigations are over.”

Omoni said that the achievements were recorded by the Officers and Men of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the command command led by CSP Edward Shadare.