BY EGUFE YAFUGBORHI
PORT HARCOURT — A man, John Onu, has been arrested by the Joint Task Force, JTF, for kidnapping and receiving ransom on the daughter of his employer in Ubima, Ikwerre area of Rivers State.
The suspect was said to have abducted the victim two weeks ago and kept her in his home only to release her after an undisclosed ransom was paid.
His arrest two days after followed a lead provided by the 11-year-old abducted girl who recognised Onu as the father’s employee.
A family source who simply gave his name as Nnamdi, however, expressed fears that the suspect might have been shot by the team that arrested him.
Nnamdi said: “The army came and took him away, but the family is no longer talking about arrest. Rumour is everywhere in this village that the JTF has wasted him.”
JTF (Operation Pulo Shield) spokesperson in Rivers, Major Michael Etete, of the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt could, however, not confirm the incident at press time.