December 23, 2014 – The Rivers State Police Command today rescued a three-year old male child kidnap on Monday, December 15, 2014.
According to Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ahmad Kidaya Muhammad, at about 04:30AM, police operatives tracked and stormed the kidnappers hideout located at Rumuodogu II, Port Harcourt where the child (name withheld) earlier kidnapped on 15/12/2014 was kept.
“Two suspected kidnappers Ben Elenwo and Ogele Akiyo, who with little resistance were arrested at the hideout which led to the subsequent arrest of their comrade in crime, Ibezin Isih at another location.
“The idea of kidnapping the little victim was conceived and initiated by Ogele Akiyo, who is a co-tenants with the victim’s parents in same compound while Ben Elenwo who posed as the child school teacher executed the kidnapping.
The safely rescued child has since been handed over to his father personally by CP. Dan Bature in his office”, the statement said.
He said the Command will not relent in fighting crime and to continually reassure the people of its readiness of sustained instant response to tip offs and prompt response to distress calls while members of the public are urged to volunteer credible and timely information about any character or move capable of undermining the existing public peace and security the nearest Police Station or call the following Police distress phone lines 08032003514, 08028915460, 08028915462 and 08160723892.