Serving soldier, engineer arrested for kidnapping

A serving soldier and an Engineer have been arrested in Bayelsa state for allegedly kidnapping a lady in Warri, Delta state.

National Daily gathered that the suspects were arrested on the 4th April, 2017.

Parading the suspects by the state  Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, in Yenagoa said the suspects abducted one Aya Beauty, aged 25, from Warri in Delta and took her to Bayelsa.

The victim was said to have been kept in captivity in a hotel while they demanded for N24 million ransom from her family.

It was also disclosed by the commissioner that a former soldier was also arrested with a military pistol, along Zarama Road, on the East-West road during a stop-and-search operations.

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Amba said the three suspects would be charged to court, as soon as investigations on their involvement in the crimes, were concluded.

He reiterated that the kidnappers of Aya Beauty had collected N200,000 from her fiancée before they were arrested.

It was learnt that they had reduced the ransom from the initial N24 million ransom to N11 million and later to N200,000.

The commissioner commended the community neighbourhood watch and vigilantes in the fight against crime saying that their assistance had assisted the command to achieve tremendous results in recent times.