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  • Updated: May 26, 2024

Akwa Ibom: Police arrest four kidnappers in military uniforms

Akwa Ibom: Police arrest four kidnappers in military uniform

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested four suspected kidnappers dressed in military uniforms and successfully rescued their victims.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, ASP Timfon John, disclosed this in a statement issued in Uyo and made available to newsmen on Sunday.

John stated that on May 24, the Command received a distress call regarding a kidnapping incident at Utang Street by Gibbs Street in the Uyo metropolis.

In response, the Command’s Anti-Robbery Squad quickly mobilized to the scene and apprehended the four suspects.

The swift action of the police operatives led to the safe rescue of the kidnapped victims.

“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, in its quest to making the state safe from criminal elements, has arrested four suspected kidnappers.

“On May 24 at about 23:00hrs, the Command received a distress call giving notification of a kidnap incident at Utang Street by Gibbs Street, Uyo.

“The Command’s Anti-Robbery Squad immediately swung into action and mobilised to the scene where four suspects namely; Abdulkarem Yusuf ‘m’, Yusuf Waziri ‘m’, Inbinabo Sunny Iboroma ‘m’ and Abdulrahman Abbas ‘m’ were arrested,” the statement said.

The police spokesman said the suspects were arrested while they were on their way to kidnap one ‘Richie’, a friend of their victim, Abraham Ekpe.

According to her, they planned to take the two friends to Odukpani Local Government Area in Cross River.

She said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects had earlier kidnapped Abraham Ekpe at Ring Road 3, Opposite Cemetery.

The PPRO added that further investigation also revealed that they had demanded a ransom of N5 million from their victim but he could not pay, which prompted them to move to kidnap his friend.

She said one red coloured Honda Accord car with registration number BJ 615 ABC, one handcuff and one dagger were recovered from the suspects.

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