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Police Rescue Girl, Arrest Kidnappers In Anambra

Posted: Sep 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command, Okechukwu Ali, has confirmed that the police have rescued a three-year-old girl, Okeke Kamsi, the daughter of Linus Okeke, a pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Awka, Anambra State, from kidnappers in the state.

According to reports in Leadership, Kamsi was abducted last Wednesday from her father’s residence around Ngozika Estate in Awka by the suspects who subsequently demanded N15 million from the parents of the victim and later lowered the figure to N3 million.

Efforts by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), led by James Nwafor, to find her had been abortive. She was, however, reportedly rescued unhurt from the kidnappers’ den with four of the suspects arrested, after men of the SARS engaged the suspects in a 30-minute gunfight.

The PPRO, while confirming the arrest of the suspects, noted that the leader of the gang, a motor mechanic, James Akowe, had been a family friend to the victim’s family, adding that upon interrogation, he confessed to the crime.

Ali said, “It was not an easy battle with the kidnap suspects. The police engaged in the shooting spree around Nteje, Oyi Local Government Area of the state, where they kept the small girl.

“None of our men sustained injuries. However, one of the suspects with serious bullet wound is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

“The kidnap suspects destroyed Kamsi’s father’s house with bullets. Three days after the girl was kidnapped, the suspects carted away her parents’ ATM cards and forced them to disclose their pin numbers before proceeding to the bank where they emptied their account.”