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How social media helped Rivers CP, crack team to bust policemen for ransom kidnapping

Persecondnews gathered that the four policemen allegedly abducted a hotel worker in Port Harcourt and demanded a ransom for his release.

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Following reports of some policemen allegedly involved in ransom kidnapping, Rivers State Police Commissioner Olatunji Disu and his crack team have busted the suspects numbering four.

“The officers were arrested at an event in Port Harcourt and they are in custody,” he said.

Persecondnews gathered that the four policemen allegedly abducted a hotel worker in Port Harcourt and demanded a ransom for his release.

The hotel worker simply identified as Darlington was reportedly arrested on his way to work at 8.00pm on December 1 when the police officers accosted him near Choba in the Obio/Akpor council area of the state.

The policemen searched the man’s phone and body, but found nothing incriminating on him.

Upon discovering the man’s workplace, the policemen reportedly kidnapped him and threatened that they would kill him as they had done to some other victims who refused to cooperate with them in the past.

Insisting on N1m ransom, the operatives had even threatened to throw his body into the Choba River after killing him and tagging him a kidnapper.

The policemen were also said to have tied the man inside a vehicle and took him to a bush at Aluu in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

The policemen, however, ran out of luck when the matter was reported to the Divisional Police Officer, who disguised and started negotiating the payment of ransom with the rogue officers pretending to be father of the victim.

The DPO then pleaded with them to meet him at a certain location where he will pay them the N1 million ransom, but on getting there, the DPO and his team swooped on them, disarmed and arrested them.

CP Disu told newsmen:“I heard about that incident on social media, and despite that, I went to town with my officers to work on it.

I’m confirming to you that officers who had contact with that victim have been arrested. I’m waiting for complaints from the victim to know what and what to really look out for.

“The officers are there. We are not hiding anything and when the complaints come we will give you further details on what we have done about it.”

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