Police arrest kidnappers of Channels TV reporter

By Agency Report | Published Date April 15, 2019

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Sunday, said Police Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder, acting on intelligence report, on 9th April 2019 at about 6:30 am, arrested three persons involved in the kidnap of Channels Television’s staff, Friday Okeregbe.

The suspects: Hanniel Patrick, Abdulwahab Isah and Salisu Mohammed have made useful statement to the Police, a statement from Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba said.

He said investigation revealed that Friday Okeregbe was not originally the intended target of the criminals.

He explained that, “on that fateful day, 22nd March, 2019, at 07:45PM, he was kidnapped when the kidnappers saw him parking his vehicle at a location in Lugbe, Abuja.”

“Investigation further reveals that the victim was taken to the kidnappers’ den somewhere in Karimo, Abuja and kept incommunicado afterwards”, he added.

Mba said the Police have also recovered from the kidnappers, a locally made revolver gun, three live AK47 ammunition, a battle axe, phones and masks with which they blindfold their victims.

He said effort was being intensified to arrest other members of the gang who were still at large.