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Police rescue lawmaker’s wife from kidnappers

14 July 2013, 07:07

Abakaliki - The Police Command in Ebonyi rescued the wife of a member of the State House of Assembly from suspected kidnappers.

The command’s public relations officer, Sylvester Igbo, told newsmen in Abakaliki that Winifred Ogbu, the wife of Ikechukwu Ogbu, was kidnapped on Friday evening by a gang.

Igbo said Winifred was rescued in a building at Emezabi, Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

“She was kidnapped in her Toyota Highlander Jeep on Grace Court Hotel Road by the kidnappers operating on three motorcycles and taken to an unknown destination.

“However, our Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) swung into action immediately on receiving the information and traced the kidnappers to their hideout.

“The locals assisted SARS by giving them useful information about the whereabouts of the kidnapped victim,” he said.

According to Igbo, on sighting the operatives, the kidnappers engaged them in a shootout but the operatives overpowered and killed one of them.

"The other members fled while the victim was rescued unhurt and without ransom.”

He gave the assurance that efforts are being made to track down other members of the gang, and appealed to the public to continue to assist the police with useful information to check crime in the state.



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