Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested three suspected kidnappers and rescued a teenager who was held hostage for twenty-seven days and allegedly defiled severally by the kidnapped syndicate.
The Command Spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a statement in Awka, on Monday, said the kidnappers were demanding for a ransom of ten million Naira (#10,000,000) for the teenager before luck ran out on them and were apprehended by the police.
According to Mohammed; On the 8/2/2020 at about 5:30 pm, the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) trailed and arrested at their hideout in Ogidi in Idemili North local government area, the following syndicate; Onyemechi Aniobi ‘m’ aged 23years, Elochukwu Okudo ‘m’ aged 25 years and Pauline Elechi ‘f’ aged 24 years for kidnapping.
“Suspects had on the 12/1/2020 allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old girl in Onitsha and took her to an undisclosed location.
“Consequently, On the 30/1/2020 the syndicate contacted the victim’s mother through SMS and demanded a ransom of ten million Naira (#10,000,000) which was later reduced downward after much pleading by the mother. Suspects equally sent a first Bank account number 3120904371 bearing one John Blessing to the victim’s parent to deposit the ransom.
Meanwhile, the victim who was held hostage for twenty-Seven (27) days and allegedly raped severally by the suspects was rescued by the Police and taken to the hospital for medical examination.
Mohammed said a case under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.