Kidnap suspects in Rivers confessed to raping, strangulating victim to death

Four men in Rivers State who kidnapped a married woman have confessed to killing their victim after raping her.

The suspects are Sampson Dibia, 30, and Henry Ajie, 23. The other two are Bright Ajie and Dadison Ogadima who are both 22 years old.

The men were said to have kidnapped the woman, one Igila Sunday of Ohigha village on January 7, this year, gang-raped and strangulated her to death, and then buried her corpse in a shallow grave at Ogbosi, according to a police statement, released on Friday.

The police said the men also confessed that they were responsible for the kidnap and killing of a pastor, one Chukwu Ekere of the same Ohigha community.

The suspects were said to have brutally killed the pastor because he dared to preach to them to shun nefarious activities and submit their lives to God, while he was under their captivity.

The police said they also arrested one Chidebere Ngangbu, and recovered two stolen vehicles from him.

Mr. Ngangbu, 35, was arrested on April 7, at about 10:30pm, along Ejike Street, Diobu, Port Harcourt, based on a tip off.

A brown colour Toyota Camry, with registration No. Rivers SKP 239 HR, and a brown Nissan Murano jeep, with registration No. Lagos KRD 190 AC, were recovered from the suspect.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ahmad Muhammad, said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

Chidebere Ngangbu arrested with stolen vehicles

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