Police rescue victim, arrest another kidnap suspect in Ebonyi

Police rescue victim, arrest another kidnap suspect in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Police Command says it has rescued the remaining victim and arrested another kidnap suspect in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Abakaliki.

The command had on July 26 said that it had killed two kidnap suspects and arrested three others who engaged its operative in a gun battle in two separate kidnap cases.

In one of the cases, three businessmen from Enugu State were kidnapped by village executives of Ezzagu community in Ishielu LGA of the state where they came for business.

Odah, however, said that the remaining victim, rescued was a female, saying she was held hostage by the kidnappers.

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She said that one of the male victims’, an immediate younger brother to the female victim, was forced at gunpoint to rape his sister.

She noted that the suspects inflected injury on the female victim’s private part by using iron rod, stick to insert inside her private part.

“We have rescued the remaining victim been held hostage in Ezzagu forest and arrested another suspect, making a total of four suspects arrested so far.

“Those suspects raped her and also used iron rod and stick inside her private part.

“The suspects took the law into their hands because they alleged that they defrauded through a ponzi scheme.

“The community is even condemning the act of their men for engaging in such evil practice and demanding ransom because of what they are accusing them of,” Odah said.

The police spokesperson assured that the case was being investigated to ensure justice.

She said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Philip Maku, would ensure that justice prevailed in the case.


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