DSS Arrests 4 Suspected Kidnappers In  Akwa Ibom

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By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo

Department of State Service (DSS), Akwa Ibom command has arrested

four kidnap suspects alleged to have been terrorizing and masterminding kidnappings in the state in recent times.

The suspects, identified as Idris Abdullahi, Abel Attah Ekong, Itoro Edet Effiong and Nsisong Edet Effiong were arrested between February 16 to 28,   2024. 

Report from the command informed that the suspects were syndicates who abducted Mr. Ayo Bambe, the Manager of Me Lounge, a popular recreational center located at Osongama Estate, Uyo and two others on January 27, 2024. 

According to the report, the command  arrested Abdullahi, the driver of the syndicate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on February 16, 2024 in a Toyota Sienna vehicle used in the operation.

Another suspect, Ekong was apprehended at Otua Sega community of Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa State on February 26, 2024, while Itoro and Nsisong, whose brothers were arrested in their residence at Mbak Etoi in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on February 28, 2024.

“During investigation, the four (4) suspects confessed their involvement in the kidnap of the three victims at Me – Lounge and other attacks across the state. 

‘Consequently, the suspects will be arraigned by the command at Federal High Court Uyo while a manhunt for other fleeing members is still ongoing”. The report from the command said.

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