Police Apprehend Kidnapers Of Channels TV Staff

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police authority has said that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a staff of Channels Television, Mr.Friday Okeregbe.
The suspects identified as Hanniel Patrick 29 years from Akwa Ibom State, Abdulwahab Isah  28 years and Salisu Mohammed 32 years both from Kogi State  were said to have been arrested by Police Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder, acting on intelligence report, on 9th April, 2019 at about 6:30am.
Force police public relations officer DCP Frank Mba made the disclosure in a release made available to journalists on Sunday.
 
He disclosed that the suspects have  made useful statement’s to the police adding that effort is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large.
 
Mba stated that a locally made revolver gun, three live AK47 ammunitions, a battle axe, phones and masks with which they blindfold their victim were recovered from the bandits.
The statement reads, ” In line with the IGP’s stated commitment to curb all forms of crimes and criminality, especially incidences of kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country, Police Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder, acting on intelligence report, on 9th April, 2019 at about 6:30am arrested three (3) notorious persons involved in the kidnap of Channels Television’s staff, Mr. Friday Okeregbe.
 The suspects: Hanniel Patrick ‘m’ 29years from Akwa Ibom State, Abdulwahab Isah ‘m’ 28years and Salisu Mohammed ‘M’ 32years both from Kogi State have made useful statement to the Police.
 Meanwhile, investigation reveals that Mr. Friday Okeregbe was not originally the intended target of the vicious criminals. However, on that fateful day, 22nd March, 2019, at 07:45PM, he was kidnapped when the kidnappers saw him parking his vehicle at a location in Lugbe, Abuja. Investigation further reveals that the victim was taken to the kidnappers’ den somewhere in Karimo, Abuja and kept incommunicado afterwards.
 The Police have also recovered from the kidnappers a locally made revolver gun, three (3) live AK47 ammunitions, a battle axe, phones and masks with which they blindfold their victims. Effort is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large.
 Meanwhile, the IGP has reassured the general public that the Police and other security agencies are doing everything humanly possible to tame the challenges of kidnapping and other heinous crimes across the Country. He however enjoins them to always avail the Police with useful information that will help in realizing these objectives”.

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