Police Rescue Kidnapped Victim in Anambra

Police Rescue Kidnapped Victim in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra State has rescued Mr Chimieze Abordike , 28 , who was kidnapped at Ilongwodo- Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state by suspected armed robbery gang .

The Command ’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Onitsha on Saturday.

Mohammed said the victim was lured through social media ( Facebook ) into the bush and robbed at gunpoint .

“ On the May 17 , at about 6 : 30 p .m ., there was a distress call at the Ogidi police station that a man was abducted and taken to the bush at Ilongwodo Ogidi .

“Following the report , police operatives attached to Ogidi Division and Operation Puff Adder responded swiftly and rushed to the bush.

“On sighting the police , the hoodlums opened fire , but the team responded thereby forcing the miscreants to jettison their mission and scamper for safety leaving behind the victim ,” he said .

Mohammed said before the police intervention, the hoodlums had robbed the victim of N 5,000 , phone and an ATM card which was used to withdraw N 51 , 000 from the victim ’s bank account while in captivity .

However , he said one Arinze Okorie , 28 , of Inyienu -Ogidi was arrested and two machetes were recovered from him .

He added that efforts were on to apprehend other fleeing accomplices in order to bring them to Justice .

NAN recalled that the police intervened in a similar incident on May 3 , where Mr Ikechukwu Emerole, who resided in Owerri was also lured by a female Facebook friend to Ogidi .

Emerole was equally robbed of his money and other valuables at gunpoint using similar modus .

In another development, the police said two suspects , Uche Ogbu and Chinecherem Nweke, who specialised in snatching handbags and handsets from victims using a motorcycle have also been arrested .

( NAN )

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