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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Police Arrest 5 For Multiple Kidnapping, Car Theft, Rape

 ...As a  total of 2,792 others arrested for SGBV offences in 2020

                      •The suspects 

 
From Jane Okafor,  Abuja
 
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has said that the action plan being implemented by the Force to curb Sexual and Gender Based Violence, particularly all forms of abuse on women and children in the country, is yielding positive results. The IGP made the affirmation on the heels of the arrest of 

Five (5) members of a kidnap for ransom gang which specializes in the abduction of women and the girl child, sexually abusing them and obtaining ransom from their families before their release, have been arrested.
 
The  suspects were arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team IRT following massive manhunt by the Force for the perpetrators of the recent trend of abduction of women in some States in the South-South part of the country, especially Port Harcourt and its environs. 

The victims were subjected to series of sexual abuses and ransom demanded from their families before their release. 

The suspects are Osinachi Ngwakwe 'm' 22yrs from Ubaka Community in Umahia South LGA, Abia State, Sammy Junior Inordee 'alias T-Boy 'm' 27yrs, from Gwarra Community in Khana LGA, Rivers State, Epo-Bari Nwolu 'm' 26yrs from Ogale Community in Eleme, LGA, Rivers State, Yabari Gbarale 'm' 29yrs from Gwara community, Khana LGA, Rivers State and Barine Yilda 'm' 30yrs alias Albino or Yellow from Gwara community, Khana LGA, Rivers State.
 
Investigations revealed that the suspects target lone female drivers of Porsche cars as they drive out of offices, shopping malls or any vulnerable places, Commissioner of Police,  Frank Mbah, Force Public Relations Officer,  Force Headquarters, said in a statement. 

Mbah  said further that the suspects  would trail their target to lonely roads, abduct and take them to their criminal hideouts, sexually abuse them and demand ransom from their families before their release. 

They also sell off their exotic cars.

 Four (4) AK47 rifles, one (1) double barrel shotgun and set of military camouflage uniforms suspected to have been illegally acquired, which they wear to beat security checks, were recovered. 

According to him,  effort is being intensified to arrest other fleeing gang members and recover more weapons and stolen vehicles used by the suspects for their operations.

Meanwhile, the IGP notes that a total of two thousand, seven hundred and ninety-two (2,792) suspects were arrested by the Police for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and other sexual related offences in the year 2020. The arrests are linked to the two thousand, five hundred and seventy-three (2,573) cases currently being prosecuted under the Force Gender Unit in various courts across the country. 

Others are still under active investigations. The IGP enjoins parents and guardians to keep a close watch on their children and wards and report any incidents of abuse against women and children.

 He expresses his displeasure with the prevailing culture of silence in concealing crimes against women and children and calls for improved collaboration with the Police, assuring that the Force is well repositioned to protect women and children and confront violent crimes in the country.
 
All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigations.
 

 

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