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Kidnapped director pays N3m to regain freedom – Police

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—A female Director in charge of Works Service at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, who was reportedly kidnapped sometime ago has been freed, but not without paying N3 millionas ransom.

State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yakubu Alkali, said in Asaba weekend that police later tracked down two of the kidnappers as well as the leader of the kidnap gang, including a native doctor.

According to him “one Catherine OInyeme, female, of Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, was kidnapped by a gang of six armed kidnappers at Ezenei, Asaba on the 6th of September, 2009 at about 2030 hours.

“The suspects successfully received the sum of N3m from the victim before her release.

However, on 21/9/09 as the kidnappers were bashing in the success, a good spirited individual gave the police information that led to the arrest of the first suspect.

“He confessed membership of the kidnap gang and that he got the sum of N200,000 which he used to buy tools for his vulcanizing trade.

“Also through his confession, the second suspect (all names withheld) was arrested and he too confessed involvement and that he used his share of the ransom to buy electronics”.


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