Police arrest kidnappers of journalist, Friday Okeregbe

Police arrest kidnappers of journalist, Friday Okeregbe

Three persons said to be members of a gang that kidnapped Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter, have been arrested while other members of the abduc

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Three persons said to be members of a gang that kidnapped Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter, have been arrested while other members of the abduction gang are still at large.

The suspects, all male, are Hanniel Patrick, 29 years old from Akwa Ibom State, Abdulwahab Isah, 28 and Salisu Mohammed 32 years old, from Kogi State. According to the police, all the suspects have made useful statement to the Police.

The police said Friday Okeregbe, who was released six days after he was captured, was not originally the target of the suspects.
“However, on that fateful day, 22nd March, 2019, at 07:45PM, he was kidnapped when the kidnappers saw him parking his vehicle at a location in Lugbe, Abuja. Investigation further reveals that the victim was taken to the kidnappers’ den somewhere in Karimo, Abuja and kept incommunicado afterwards.

“The Police have also recovered from the kidnappers a locally made revolver gun, three (3) live AK47 ammunitions, a battle axe, phones and masks with which they blindfold their victims. Effort is being intensified to arrest other members of the gang still at large”.