Four suspects were arrested by men of the Rivers State Police Command over the kidnap and eventual murder of a commuter identified as Onyekachi Obioma Chukwuagu.
Salemgists gathered that the victim was kidnapped along East/West Road to Rumuodogo 1 Community in Emohua Local Government Area of the State.
The police identified the suspects as Obichi Ngita, age 20 years, Chisom Honest aged 20 years, Young Chitu age 21 years and Omens Woke age 23 years.
They kidnapped the victim on Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022, while pretending to be regular passengers and boarded the victim’s vehicle.
However, when they got to a secluded part of the route, they kidnapped the victim and abandoned the vehicle, with Reg. No. GDD 250 MU by the roadside
The Command upon receipt of the complaint swiftly mobilized operatives to the scene where they cordoned off the area and commenced an intensive search resulting in the arrest of Chisom Honest, who led operatives to the rest of the gang, and the location of the victim’s corpse.
The suspects claimed they murdered the victim, using a machete, for refusing to cooperate with them. Efforts are being intensified to apprehend fleeing suspects indicted in the matter with a view to concluding the investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, Egboka Friday, while condoling the family of the deceased for the unfortunate loss, assured that the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation in line with his commitment to the cause of justice.