SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, (THEWILL) – Three persons connected with the kidnapping of Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter, have been arrested.
The police made this known on Sunday in a statement by spokesman, Frank Mba, adding that other members of the abduction gang are still at large.
The suspects, all males, were identified as Hanniel Patrick, 29 years old from Akwa Ibom State, Abdulwahab Isah, 28 and Salisu Mohammed 32 years old, from Kogi State and the police described them as ‘notorious persons, vicious criminals’.
The police said Okeregbe, who was released six days after he was captured, was not originally the target of the suspects adding that all the suspects have made useful statement to the Police.
“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,” it stated.
“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.”