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Policemen arrested for kidnapping, demanding ₦1m ransom from victim – Rivers CP

by John Ocholi

The Commissioner of Police Rivers, CP Olatunji Disu, has confirmed the arrest of the police officers accused of abducting one Mr. Darlington, while going to work in Port Harcourt and allegedly demanded ₦1 million ransom.

Confirming the report on Monday, while parading some suspects, Disu said despite getting the information of the incident through Social Media, the Police went into discreet investigations leading to the arrest of the officers.

In response to questions from Journalists, he disclosed: “We got the information in the social media. Despite that, we went to work. I’m confirming to you that the officers who were contacted by the boy have been arrested. So I’m waiting for the victim to come forward so that I know what to do. We are not hiding anything here at headquarters.”

PM NEWS had earlier reported through impeccable sources close to the Rivers Police Command that criminally minded police officers had intercepted their victim on the road to work at about 8 pm on Friday, December 1. They searched him and found nothing incriminating on him. Not satisfied, they opened his phone and found nothing on him.

The source further said that it was while scrolling through his phone that the Police officers saw where he was working and immediately kidnapped him and forced him to call members of his family to pay ₦1 million ransom as bail or they would waste him as they had done to some other victims who refused to cooperate and throw his body into the Choba River.

According to the source; “He was compelled to call his boss, an owner of a hotel in Choba at gunpoint. When his boss was called, he smartly contacted a certain DPO who pretended to be his father.

“The rogue officers unknowingly started negotiating the ransom money with the DPO (names withheld) through the boy’s phone thinking he was the victim’s father.”

Our Correspondent reports that at about 1 am on Saturday, the DPO who pretended to be the young man’s father took his men and met them at Aluu in the bush where the police officers kept the young man expecting to receive the ransom money.

They were immediately disarmed and arrested by the DPO. Shockingly, they came from a Police formation in Port Harcourt town in Borokiri axis very far away from their jurisdiction.

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