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Alleged kidnappers of Bayelsa senator's mother nabbed

01 August 2014, 07:37

Abuja - Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the kidnapping of Florentina Paulker, the mother of a Bayelsa State Senator.

Bernard Kenebai, Special Adviser on Security Matters to the Bayelsa State Governor, disclosed the arrests.

“Following the unfortunate kidnap of Madam Florentina Paulker, mother of Senator Emmanuel Paulker on which a Police Press Release was made on Wednesday 30 July 2014, the Government of Bayelsa State wishes to congratulate the security agencies for their swift response and subsequent pursuit leading to the apprehension of four suspects involved,” he said.

He said the Bayelsa State Government assured the security agencies of the needed support in their efforts towards a speedy and successful conclusion of the action to this incident.

Kenebai said one of the prime suspects was arrested within minutes of the distress call while three others were arrested six hours later.

After they provided useful statements to the police, Kenebai said efforts were on to ensure the prompt and successful release of the victim.

He re-assured people from the state of the continued efficacy of the investments in security assets as well as the commitment of the security agencies to interdict crime, and where that is not possible, promptly investigate, apprehend and prosecute persons that were involved.

“The Bayelsa State Government is also appealing to all peace-loving Bayelsans to remain confident in the State’s security systems and continue to co-operate as well as collaborate with security agencies in the fight against crime and criminality. The State Government restates its commitment to ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of criminals in the State through its continued support to the security agencies in bringing perpetrators of the crime to book,” Kenebai said.

– CAJ News

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