Soldier, Engineer Arrested in Bayelsa for Kidnapping

A serving soldier and an engineer, are reported to be arrested by Bayelsa State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping a lady in Warri, Delta on April 4.
Reports indicate that the suspects were paraded before journalists by the state Police Commissioner, Asuquo Amba, in Yenagoa.
The Commissioner said the suspects abducted one Aya Beauty, aged 25, from Warri in Delta and took her to Bayelsa and held her in captivity in a hotel while demanding a N24m ransom from her family.
The commissioner said the Command also arrested a former soldier, with a military pistol, along Zarama Road, on the East-West road during a stop-and-search operations.
Amba said the three suspects would be charged to court, as soon as investigations on their involvement in the crimes, were concluded.
Amba said the kidnappers of Aya Beauty had collected N200,000 from her fiancée before they were arrested. They had reduced the ransom from N24m ransom to N11m and later to N200,000.
Amba said the involvement of the community neighborhood watch and vigilantes in the fight against crime was assisting the command.
He said the command would continue to collaborate with traditional institutions, security and nongovernmental organisation, youth groups and other relevant agencies to make the state crime free.
The commissioner advised sister security agencies to ensure that dismissed officers were profiled and stripped of ammunitions to check the menace of criminally minded ex-servicemen.
According to him, criminally-minded ex-servicemen have tendency to use illicit weapons to terrorise the society.

Author: News Editor

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