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Suspected kidnap kingpin arrested in Rivers

PORT HARCOURT – A leader of a kidnap gang has been arrested in Etche part of Rivers state.

Confirming the arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Dr. Rita Inoma Abbey said the suspect, led a gang to abduct one Emmanuel Nwokocha, precisely on April 10, 2010.

The hostage according to the Police was still in the custody of the kidnappers at press time.

The Police spokesperson said the gang leader was arrested in Eberi Omuma community in Etche local government of the state.

“He confessed committing the crime as the leaders of the gang. The anti-kidnapping unit of the police is still interrogating the suspect to trace the victim, other culprits and to also recover their weapons”, the Police PRO said.


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