Abuja - Two people that Rivers State Police
Command has rescued from alleged abductors have urged for the public to
cooperate with law enforcers to thwart such crimes.
The duo, named as Austin Ajah and Winifred Frank, was
rescued few hours after they were kidnapped on Saturday evening near Siat Palm
farm in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government.
The duo was reportedly returning from Owerri to Port
Harcourt after attending a wedding.
Ahmad Muhammad, Rivers Police Public Relations Officer,
said a citizen who from a hiding place witnessed the incident, informed the
This came in handy as police arrested several men in
connection with the kidnapping.
Police named the suspects as Kingsley Bassey (23), Nduzi
Igoni (25), Ogechi Onyeso (24), Godbless
John (24), Saturday Isiah (22), Gabriel Dimgba (26)years and Onyekachi Okpara
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The victims were reportedly blind-folded and locked up in
a house belonging to Okpara, said to be is the leader of the gang.
The suspects are under interrogation.
Muhammad said the rescued couple appealed for
partnerships between police and the public.
“The rescued duo while describing their ordeal in the
captivity as horrible moment they could wish even their enemy to experience,
expressed their appreciation to the police for fearlessly and timely coming to
their rescue,” Muhammad said.
“They further urged for continued cooperation of members
of the public to the police especially in terms of volunteering timely and
reliable information to the police.”
Muhammad said the suspects would be charged in
court after the conclusion of investigations.
- CAJ News