Police parades soldier, 9 others for robbery, kidnapping in Port Harcourt


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike showing Governor Nyesom Wike, others recovered ammunitions
An Army private, Elijah Owoh, who absconded from his duty post in Biu, Borno state was among the ten suspects arrested and paraded by Rivers Police command for robbery before Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who paraded the nine other suspects before Governor Wike and the acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, and a cross section of journalists today, at the Police Command Headquarters said the soldier shot and killed a male victim during a robbery operation.
“Owoh, during investigation confessed his involvement in a robbery incident in which a male victim was murdered around Eneka Farm road in Port Harcourt.
“He admitted being a Private with service number 12NA/68/7580-93 of 231 Battalion Biu, adding that, he fled the fight against Islamist sect, Boko Haram in North-East,” he said.
Ezike said an AK 47 rifle with 90 rounds of ammunition in three magazines; a coloured Mercedes Benz car with fake registration number, Lagos MS 301 KJA, were recovered from the suspect.
The Rivers Police boss, also said police detectives trailed and arrested a gang of three armed men around Elekahia, Port Harcourt, who specialised in kidnapping and killing of their victims.
Ezike said the gang had on July 5, abducted one Friday Ozogo, who for inexplicable reasons killed and buried their victim in a shallow grave around Choba waterfront in the state.
“Unfortunately, despite their callous actions, the kidnappers continued to harass the victim’s family for ransom, and have collected over N500,000 before police tracked them down.
“The victim’s corpse has been exhumed and taken to the mortuary for autopsy while positive identification has been confirmed by the family,” he said.
The Commissioner said two locally made pistols and 7.62mm ammunitions were …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper