- Nigeria not lawless-IGP
The police have arrested four members of a notorious kidnap gang for allegedly abducting a woman and her one-year-old child in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Following the arrest of the kidnap-gang members, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has read the riot act to criminals, especially kidnappers across the country.
He stated that criminals should stop misconstruing Nigeria as a lawless country.
Operatives of the IGP’s Intelligent Response Team arrested members of the kidnap gang in Port Harcourt.
The gang members met their waterloo when they kidnapped a woman and her one-year-old daughter from their Port Harcourt home, demanding the payment of N2.5million ransom to regain their freedom.
Based on credible technical intelligence generated by the IRT, the ransom was used as a bait to trap the suspects.
The gang members were, however, arrested when they attempted to collect the ransom at an agreed point.
Operatives of the IRT engaged them, rescued the victims and arrested four of the kidnappers, who gave their names as Herbert Oriminagbe, Chijioke Akah, alias Kottos, Kelechi Nwaordu, alias Seedof and Nelson Ajumogobia, alias Ibios.
While confessing to the crime, the gang members admitted responsibility or the kidnap of one Undunobuk and other innocent Nigerians.
Going through a laptop computer recovered from them, it was discovered that the real owner Undunobuk was once robbed in his Port Harcourt residence and later kidnapped to unknown seaside only to be released after the payment of N1.3million ransom.
Meanwhile, the IGP has said that the police have the technical and intelligence capacity as well as the capability to reduce the perceived rise in crime, especially kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and other forms of violent crime.
He, therefore, charged Nigerians to always inform the police whenever they suspect any act of criminality.