Lokoja - The Police in Lokoja have
rescued three students of the Kogi State Polytechnic kidnapped during a Christian
fellowship programme on Wednesday.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, told newsmen
in Lokoja on Friday while parading their kidnappers that the students were
rescued after spending three days with their abductors.
Ojukwu said the students, Ayodele Ojo , Isaac Oaikhena and
Sefiat Musa were rescued from the kidnappers’ hideout along Gadabiu-Kabba
Junction Obajana road without paying the N20 million ransom demanded.
He said one suspect, Ibrahim Jibo, who was arrested on
Thursday when he came to collect the ransom was already helping the police to
arrest his accomplices.
Narrating their ordeal, one of the victims, Ayodele Ojo,
said that they were kidnapped at the middle of a fellowship prayer at about
7.30 p.m. on Oct. 14, at the Osara campus.
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He said that the kidnappers suddenly emerged and collected
their mobile hand-held phones, money and other valuables and later abducted
three of them.
While in captivity, he said, their abductors called their
parents and relations to demand a N20 million ransom for their release but
nothing was forthcoming.
Ojo said that the development angered the abductors who
started maltreating them before they were rescued three days after.
The police commissioner said that the abductors would not
He also paraded 23 other suspects arrested for armed
robbery, illegal gun manufacturing and political thuggery at Ejule Ofu Local
government area of the state.
Six guns, including AK47 rifles, locally made guns, bullet
proof vests, charms, ammunition, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and a Ford
Galaxy bus with registration number Oyo AH 5095 HK.
The Police said that all the suspects would be charged to