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Rivers police arrest man who kidnapped elder sister, demanded N10m ransom

One Nwanaka Egbo, who allegedly masterminded the abduction of her elder sister, Nwanaka Ada, in Rivers State, has been apprehended by operatives of the anti-Kidnapping unit of the state Police Command.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed this to newsmen on Friday while parading the suspect, saying Egbo contacted his friend who took Miss Nwanaka to an unknown location.

Omoni said, “On the 31st of August 2016, while Egbo was in his barbing salon, a friend of his came to him and told him that they should kidnap his (Egbo) sister.

“Egbo directed some members of his gang to his elder sister room, where she was kidnapped. The gang later demanded for a N10 million ransom. But with our investigation, security operatives stormed the hideout of the gang and rescued the Egbo sister (Ada Nwanaka), who is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

“Egbo’s friend, who planned the kidnap with him, was killed during a shootout with operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the State Police Command,” the PPRO said, adding that the victim, who is in her early 30s, was rescued in the bush where she was kept by Egbo’s gang, who were waiting for ransom to be paid.

DAILY POST gathered that the victim operates a supermarket in Ahoada area of the state.

Egbo, speaking before newsmen, said his friend convinced him to be part of the kidnap of his elder sister.

He, however, said he regrets his action and pleaded to be forgiven.

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