Woman regains freedom two days after being kidnapped

… Family paid N.5m ransom for her release, says relative … Member of the gang arrested in Rivers State-Police source

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Operatives of the Abia State Command of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have reportedly rescued a woman identified simply as Mrs. Igwe, two days after she was whisked away by a gang of four armed men.

Unconfirmed information has it that the leader of the gang who is an indigene of Ntighauzor in Obingwa LGA has been arrested and cooling off in police detention facility.

Information has it that 33-year-old Mrs. Igwe was kidnapped at a gunpoint near 15c Anyanwu Close, Umuafor village in Obingwa local government area of the state.

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It was gathered that the gunmen have been carrying out their nefarious act between the Ogbor Hill and Obingwa axis off the city center.

A family source who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, disclosing that the gunmen who kidnapped their relative, kept her in a thick forest for two days before she was finally released.

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According to the source, the woman was reportedly released after the family paid five hundred and ten thousand naira ransom (N510,000:00).

A police source who pleaded not to be mentioned disclosed to our reporter that the gang leader in their custody whose name, the source said would not be given because they were still on manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang, was arrested in Oyigbo area of Rivers State.

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The suspect who reportedly confessed to the crime is said to be helping police in their investigation.

The police source told our reporter that the victim was kidnapped by four men armed with four (4) pistols.

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According to the source, incriminating items were recovered from the Oyibo hideout of the kidnappers during a raid of the said location


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