• Recover arms and ammunition
The Nigeria Police says it has arrested persons involved in kidnap of Channels Television Staff
A statement released by Frank Mba Deputy Commissioner of Police and Force Public Relations Officer on April 14,2019 the explained that
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 Nigeria Police listed the names of the suspects as Hanniel Patrick ‘m’ 29years from Akwa Ibom State, Abdulwahab Isah ‘m’ 28years and Salisu Mohammed ‘M’ 32years both from Kogi State while adding that the suspects have made useful statement to the Police.
Nigeria Police in the statement said “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”.
The Nigeria Police in the statement also said ” that investigation further reveals that the victim was taken to the kidnappers’ den somewhere in Karimo, Abuja and kept incommunicado afterwards”.
The Police in the statement revealed it 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 while Effort is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large.The statement added that the IGP 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.
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