Rivers: Police arrest suspected kidnappers, armed robbers

12:47 May 17 2023 Rivers State

Operatives of the C4i Intelligence Unit of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested three suspects for kidnapping and armed robbery.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko, in a statement, yesterday, said police operatives, in the course of investigating a case of kidnapping and armed robbery, reported on January 15, 2023, travelled to Kano State and successfully arrested one Abdullahi Ibrahim, ‘m’, on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Iringe-Koko said in the process, the team recovered a black 2010 Toyota Matrix with Registration Number: SPR 283 TA, and a blue 2008 Toyota Camry with Registration Number: ABC 49 AT, both believed to have been snatched or stolen in Port Harcourt.

She said: “Consequent upon the arrest, police operatives successfully trailed and arrested his co-conspirators, one Tamunor Kubie Okari, ‘m,’ 23, from Okrika in Rivers State, Vincent Kobani, ‘m,’ 20, from Gokana Local Council of Rivers State, and one Monima George, ‘m,’ 22, from Buguma in Asari Toru Local Council of Rivers State.

“Three locally made pistols and two live cartridges were recovered from Vincent Kobani upon his arrest at Victoria Street, Port Harcourt.”

She added that the suspects confessed to the crime, as well as described how they forcefully snatched the said Toyota Matrix from one of their victims and thereafter withdrew the sum of N209, 000, using his Bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card.

In a related development, the PPRO said: “Sequel to an earlier arrest of a suspected kidnapper, who abducted his victim and daughter (names withheld) on Saturday, April 15, 2023, operatives of the C4i Intelligence Unit raided an apartment on Plot 34 Lonpry Street, Trans Amadi.
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