Policemen Arrested For Kidnapping, Demanding N1m Ransom In Rivers
Four policemen attached to the Rivers State Police command, have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a hotel worker identified simply as Darlington in Port Harcourt and consequently demanded for one million naira ransom to release him.
The victim was searched and nothing incriminating was found on him, however, the operatives insisted that they be paid one million naira to release him, while threatening to kill him if he does not comply.
The policemen were also said to have tied the man inside a vehicle and patrolled with him until they finally took him to a bush around Aluu in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
But luck ran out of the police officers when the matter was reported to the Divisional Police Officer who disguised and started negotiating the payment of ransom with the rogue officers pretending to be father of the victim.
The DPO pleaded with them to meet him up at a certain location where he will pay them the N1 million ransom, but on getting there, the DPO and his team disarmed and arrested them.
Reacting to the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, said;
“I heard about that incident on social media, and despite that, I went to town with my officers to work on it.
I’m confirming to you that officers who had contact with that victim have been arrested. I’m waiting for complaints from the victim to know what and what to really look out for.
“The officers are there. We are not hiding anything and when the complaints come we will give you further details on what we have done about it.”