Imo police arrest six suspected kidnappers, rescue victim


The Imo State police command has arrested six suspected kidnappers and rescued one kidnap victim.

Michael Abattam, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, in a press release, said the suspected kidnappers were arrested in Tebegbe water side in Delta State.

According to the release, the tactical team of the command acted on a tip off and stormed the hideout of the kidnappers where they were all arrested.

The kidnap victim whose name was given as Cornelia Oluebube, was said to be an indigene of Amakohia in Owerri-north LGA of Imo State.

“On interrogation, the three suspects volunteered useful information which enabled the command made other arrests.

“While the tactical team was escorting the suspects outside their hideout, one of them, Terry Mez, took to his heels and was shot on the leg to prevent him from escaping from lawful custody.

“On arrival to the command, the escaping suspect was taken to the Nigeria Police Hospital Amakohia in Owerri-north, while the victim was reunited with her parents unhurt,” he said.

Meanwhile, the suspects’ names were given as Willine Ebefal from Ogbokuno in Delta State, Terry Mes aged 31 from Aguleri in Anambra state, Obasanjo Kimakia aged 20 from Burutu LGA in Delta State, Augustine Irishaye aged 21, and Jennifer Awolowo female, aged 16.

The statement further said the suspects would soon be charged to court.

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