Police arrest Air Force officer, 34 others for kidnapping, robbery in Rivers


The Rivers state Police Command has arrested 35 persons, including an Air Force officer, suspected to be involved in armed robbery, cultism and kidnapping.

Parading the suspects on Wednesday at the command’s headquarters, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed said the suspects were nabbed at different locations in the state, following discreet information.

He stated that the suspects including 14 armed robbers, three cultists and 11 kidnappers were apprehended by various crime units of the Police Force.

Ahmed also disclosed that one of the kidnap suspects was identified as Wisdom Tennyson, an Air Force officer, attached to 407 Air Combat Training Group, Kainji.

The CP said, ‘’the suspect was arrested at a Guest House, off Bitter Leaf Road, Trans-Amadi, after abducting and raping the victim.

‘’The command has deployed available resources in tackling cultism, which has been their major challenge.

‘’Items recovered from the suspects included arms and ammunition, vehicles, Police uniforms, different charms and numerous sim cards.”


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