An Army Lance Corporal, Abdul Yusuf, has been arrested alongside one other for the abduction of one Chief Samuel Iheanachor along Aba-Oyigbo Road in Rivers State.
Spokesman of Rivers State Police Command, DSP Omoni Nnamdi, disclosed this yesterday, saying the Lance Corporal of 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, was caught driving an SUV belonging to the victim.
On interrogation, the soldier admitted that he and others abducted the victim and took him to a hideout in Andoni Local Government Area.
The police image-maker, Omoni, said the hostage had since been released.
According to Omoni, “the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command, on October 10, received a complaint of the kidnap of one Chief Samuel Iheanachor by six men along Aba-Oyibgo Road, while he was driving his Toyota Highlander.
“Lance Corporal Abdul Yusuf of 2nd Brigade was arrested driving the SUV on Aba Road.
With him was another man, both wearing Army uniforms. “On interrogation, they confessed to the crime and led the operatives to Asarama in Andoni Local Government Area where the victim was rescued and others arrested.
“He has been debriefed and reunited with his family. Investigation is ongoing.”
In another development, Omoni said police also uncovered a baby factory at Igbo-Etche in Etche Local Government Area of the state and arrested four pregnant girls.
He said the girls confessed that they had a deal with operators of the baby factory to pay them N100,000 or N150,000 each for babies delivered.
Omoni said: “They confessed to have agreed with the proprietor of the factory to sell a male for N150,000 and female for N100,000.
They attributed the desire to sell the babies to lack of care and denial from their fathers.” Similarly, he added that police also arrested three persons for circulation of fake currencies, warning that residents should be vigilant as there were fake currencies in circulation in Mgboba axis of the state capital.