Police arrest four suspected kidnappers in Cross River, rescue one

The Cross River State Police Command has paraded four suspected kidnappers and rescued one 38 years old Cecilia Onega.

While parading the suspects at the State Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill in Calabar, Cross River State on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Irene Ugbo said the victim, one Cecilia Onyago ‘F’ 38 years was rescued without a ransom paid.

“We are working to make sure that kidnapping is no more in the State. We urge Cross Riverians to provide us with information which would enable us to work harder and pick these hoodlums wherever they may be”.

Ugbo said that on July 10th 2020, in Akamkpa Local Government Area, a couple was going about their normal businesses when armed kidnappers abducted the women.

“The police got a distress call from the people and we swung into action. In a bid to know where the victim was taken to, we got one suspect who led us to the arrest of other gang members.

“Right now, the suspects are in our custody and a lot of items have been recovered including two vehicles; a Toyota camry, a jetta while several locally made guns were also recovered.

DSP Ugbo said that the suspects are with the Police and they have given the Police useful information, adding “As soon as investigations are completed, the suspects will be charged to court”.