DSS operative, 3 others in police net over kidnapping

Posted by Judex Okoro, Calabar | 21 March 2019 | 614 times

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Four persons including an operative of DSS have been arrested for alleged involvement in the kidnapping of two brothers. 

The suspects were said to have kidnapped Mr. Robert Bassey and his brother a few days ago, claiming they had unfinished business with the duo.

Parading the suspects in Calabar on Thursday, Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Agbolahor, said that the suspects took hostage of Robert Bassey and his brother at Atimbo axis of the Calabar metropolis claiming that Robert was owing them some money.

Represented by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Irene Ugbo, he said the suspects were apprehended by the police following a distress call from a good Samaritan.

The police anti-cultism and kidnapping squad swung into action and surrounded the suspects up.

Denying allegation that he was a kidnapper, Eyo Bassey, who claimed to be an operative of the DSS, said: ” I am not a kidnapper but was called in by my friend to assist him to retrieve some money which he gave to Mr. Robert Bassey to facilitate an admission at the University of Calabar (UNICAL).

Also denying, Mr Eyo Edet, 36, said: “The police apprehended us while trying to retrieve the N218, 000 which two of the suspects gave to Mr. Robert Bassey to help secure admission for his two friends into the University of Calabar.

 “We are not kidnappers but we only wanted to get the money which Robert collected from us.

“Am a staff of Calabar Municipal Council, in Cross River State. I don’t know anything concerning kidnapping as alleged by our accusers.”

Sourced from a Daily Sun report

 


Source: News Express

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