Rivers State Police Command Takes Swift Action: Four Officers Arrested for Alleged Kidnapping
The Rivers State Police Command has apprehended four of its own officers on charges of kidnapping a hotel staff in Port-Harcourt, the state capital. The Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, confirmed the incident during a press briefing and assured the public that the perpetrators would face the consequences.
Commissioner Disu, reacting to the information he came across on social media, swiftly took action to secure the release of the victim and detain the officers involved in the heinous crime. He emphasized transparency in the investigation, stating, "We are not hiding anything. When the complaint comes, we will give you details of what we have done."
The incident unfolded over the weekend when some policemen on patrol intercepted Darlington Bieh around Choba in the Obio/Akpor area of the state. After searching the victim's belongings and finding nothing incriminating, the officers discovered photos indicating that Bieh worked in a prominent hotel.
Allegedly, the policemen then demanded a ransom in the millions from Bieh, threatening to kill him and dispose of his body in the Choba River if his family failed to comply. Bieh, quick on his feet, called his boss, the hotel owner, who promptly alerted a Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
In a clever maneuver, the DPO pretended to be the victim's father, resulting in the successful arrest of the suspects. Commissioner Disu emphasized the commitment of the Rivers State Police Command to addressing such incidents promptly and transparently. The officers involved are now in custody, awaiting the formal complaint from the victim for further legal proceedings.
Adamawa Police Command Arrests Trigger Happy Officer
In Adamawa State, the Police Command has arrested the cop, Sergeant Aliyu Yusuf, who killed an 80-year-old Maryam ‘Yerbure’ Abdullahi.The octogenarian was shot and killed at Doubeli, a surburb in Jimeta-Yola around 9:45pm on Thursday, February 16, 2023.It was gathered that the policeman shot the woman while attempting to arrest a youth in the area.Yusuf, who was on patrol alongside other policemen attached to the Doubelli police division, had accosted the young man...
Presidential Election: Rivers PDP Rep member arrested with $500,000 alleged Atiku money, sharing formula
Hours before the presidential election, a member of the House of Representatives, Chinyere Igwe, has been arrested with $500,000 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.Igwe, who represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, is also one of the campaigners for the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.He was arrested on Friday during a stop-and-search operation along Aba Road in Port Harcourt.The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer...
Police Uncover 350 AK-47 Ammunition in Niger State Poultry Farm; Four Suspects Arrested
In a significant development, the police have made a startling discovery of 350 AK-47 ammunition in a poultry farm along Sabon-Wuse-Garam road in Tafa Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The road in question leads to Bwari town in the Federal Capital Territory, as reported by City & Crime.During the operation, four suspects were apprehended, including the farm manager, two other staff members, and a visitor, according to information shared by a vigilant indi...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.