Sunday, 14 April 2019

Kidnappers of channel Tv staff has been arrested by Nigerian police. Read more........

The Nigerian Police in Abuja has announced the arrest
of three persons suspected to have been involved
in the kidnap of the Channel Television’s staff, Mr
Friday Okeregbe on March 22.

The police, in a statement on Sunday morning
by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP
Frank Mba, said its investigation revealed
that the journalist,who was kidnapped at
Lugbe area of the Federal Capital
Territory,Abuja, was not the original target
of the kidnappers.
The Police reports ,a locally made revolver gun, three live
AK47 ammunitions, a battle axe, phones and
masks with which they blindfold their victims were recovered from the culprits.

“Effort is being intensified to arrest other
members of the gang still at large,”it said.
The full statement read thus:”In line with the
IGP’s stated commitment to curb all forms of
crimes and criminality, especially incidences of
kidnapping and other violent crimes in the
country, Police Operatives attached to Operation
Puff Adder, acting on intelligence report, on 9th
April, 2019 at about 6:30am arrested three
notorious persons involved in the kidnap of
Channels Television’s staff, Mr. Friday Okeregbe.
“The suspects: Hanniel Patrick ‘m’ 29years from
Akwa Ibom State, Abdulwahab Isah ‘m’ 28years
and Salisu Mohammed ‘M’ 32years both from
Kogi State have made useful statement to the
Police.
“Meanwhile, investigation reveals that Mr. Friday
Okeregbe was not originally the intended target
of the vicious criminals.
“However, on that fateful day, 22nd March, 2019,
at 07:45PM, he was kidnapped when the
kidnappers saw him parking his vehicle at a
location in Lugbe, Abuja. Investigation further
reveals that the victim was taken to the
kidnappers’ den somewhere in Karimo, Abuja and
kept incommunicado afterwards.
“The Police have also recovered from the
kidnappers a locally made revolver gun, three live
AK47 ammunitions, a battle axe, phones and
masks with which they blindfold their victims.
Effort is being intensified to arrest other members
of the gang still at large.
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“Meanwhile, the IGP has reassured the general
public that the Police and other security agencies
are doing everything humanly possible to tame
the challenges of kidnapping and other heinous
crimes across the country.
“He however enjoins them to always avail the
Police with useful information that will help in
realizing these objectives.”

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