The suspect identified as Egbo Nwanaka has been arrested by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command for colluding with his friend to kidnap his own sister, Ada Nwanaka who operates a supermarket in Ahoada.
Egbo who was one of those paraded at the State Police Command in Port Harcourt, was expecting one of his relatives to pay ransom for the release of her elder sister.
Though the police said they did not immediately arrest Egbo, they were able to link the abduction of Ada Nwanaka, who is in her early 30s, to his younger brother after series of investigation.
Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said that the Egbo’s friend, who took Miss Nwanaka to an unknown destination, was killed during a shootout with security operative.
Omoni explained to newsmen that the victim was rescued in the bush where she was kept by Egbo’s gang, who were waiting for ransom to be paid.
He said: “On the 31st of July 2016, while Egbo was in his barbing salon, a friend of his came to him and told him that they should kidnap his (Egbo) sister.
“Egbo directed some members of his gang to his elder sister room, where she was kidnapped. The gang later demanded for a N10 million ransom.
“But with our investigation, security operatives stormed the hideout of the gang and rescued the Egbo sister (Ada Nwanaka), who is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
“Egbo’s friend, who planned the kidnap with him, was fatally wounded and killed during a shootout with operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Police Command.”
Egbo on his part, regretted his action of convincing his friend to kidnap his sister.
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