The police in Bayelsa State said it has arrested three suspected kidnappers in the state.
The suspects – Junior Prince, 29, David Okpara, 23, and Samuel Yellow – were said to have abducted one Immaculate Nwachukwu at her husband’s home, in Otiotio, Yenagoa, on May 3, this year.
Police said the three, together with one other suspect simply known as Ndubisi who is now on the run, were armed with guns when they attacked Mrs. Nwachukwu’s home.
Investigations into the incident led to the arrest of Mr. Prince and Mr. Okpara, and the eventual rescue of Mr. Nwachukwu, on May 6, at Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the police in Bayelsa said in a statement released on Monday by its Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat.
The two suspects, according to Mr. Butswat, confessed to the crime, and then led the police investigators to the house of the third suspect, Mr. Yellow, at Okutukutu, Yenagoa, where he was arrested on May 7.
Police said it recovered one Double Barrel gun, one Single Barrel gun, a Sledgehammer and two live cartridges from Yellow’s house, and that it was intensifying effort to arrest the fourth suspect.
“Members of the public should continue to volunteer useful information as the Command has redoubled its efforts in fighting crime in the state,” Mr. Butswat said.
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