Police Arrests 2 Suspected Kidnappers Who Killed Victim After Taking Ransom In Rivers - Nicole Kaima's Blog


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Police Arrests 2 Suspected Kidnappers Who Killed Victim After Taking Ransom In Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command in a follow up of the kidnap of one Dinabari Ereba, have arrested two notoriouos suspected kidnappers, Osundu Uchendu and Amebulem Amos.
The suspects were among the five-man gang who kidnapped and killed Mr. Ereba in a forest at Alesa farm road in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, after collecting ransom from the family.

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According to reports, the victim, Ereba, 38 years old, was kidnapped on May 15, 2020, in Woji community in Obio Akpor Local Government Area. He was a Satchet water producer and distributor who hailed from Bera community in Gokana but lived in Woji, Port-Harcourt. 

A team of police officers led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operation, ACP Innocent Umerie, took journalists to the crime scene where the victim was killed and tied to a tree. 

Brother to the deceased, Mr. George Deekor, said his younger brother was coming from the hospital where the sister gave birth before he was kidnapped. 

Deekor explained that the kidnappers after collecting N1 million ransom from the family could not release him, only for the family to realize through police investigation, that he was gruesomely murdered and tied to a tree in a forest at Eleme. 

One of the suspects Osundu Uchendu, 25 years old who hails from Emohua Local Government Area of the state, confessed to the crime saying he joined the gang because of hardship. Uchendu, said he received N30,000 from the ransom. 

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The suspects confessed to have carried out other operations around Woji, Abuloma, Peter Odili Road and Eleme communities. They were arrested while trying to change the colour of the deceased vehicle.

Addressing journalists in the forest, Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, explained how the two suspects were arrested. He also said efforts were on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang while investigation is ongoing.

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