Good Move!! Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper & Rescue Victim In Cross River (Details)
Anti-kidnapping squad of the Nigeria Police has killed a suspected kidnapper in Okoyong in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State while two other suspects escaped.
The kidnapped victim, a woman (name withheld) was rescued.
Investigations conducted by DAILY POST revealed that one of the suspects used the phone of the victim to contact family members with a view to arranging for ransom.
The number was tracked and the caller invited to a particular spot where he was shot and taken to Okoyong. On sighting the Police and the suspect, others escaped through a bush track in the area.
It was gathered that some guns, charms and other items were recovered from the house while the victim was rescued. It was also gathered that, the suspects engaged the security agents in gun duel resulting to a serious injury on the part of the suspects.
When DAILY POST visited the office of the anti-kidnapping squad at the cultural centre, Calabar, the suspect was seen lifeless and the squad promised apprehending the other gang members in the shortest possible time.
Interestingly, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Ms Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident to DAILY POST, saying it occurred on Friday. She said her men will apprehend the two escaped gang members and others involved in kidnapping in the state.
According to her, investigation on the matter was ongoing. The PPRO told our correspondent on phone on Saturday that, “The incident is true; our officers arrested the suspect while others escaped. We shall get to them soon. However, the victim, a woman has been rescued,” but declined given her identity.