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Police rescue abducted doctor in Cross River, arrest 3 notorious kidnappers



Police rescue abducted doctor in Cross River, arrest 3 notorious kidnappers

Operatives of the Cross River State Police Command have rescued an kidnapped medical physician, Dr. Edmund Akpaikpe, at Esigi village in Bakassi Native Authorities Space and arrested three infamous kidnappers.


Dr Akpaikpe, mentioned to be an worker of Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo, was dropping off his maid at Esigi village when he was kidnapped on Sunday, November 21.


On receiving details about the kidnapping, the Power’ Anti Kidnapping and Cultism Squad ( aka Dragon) led by SP Abdulhameed Awodi swung into motion trying to find the suspects. 



On getting wind that they have been being trailed, the abductors reportedly deserted the physician and fled. 


The suspects additionally deserted the sufferer’s car, a black Toyota Camry, which was recovered. 


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the rescue of the medical physician in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Calabar.


She mentioned that the physician was rescued by the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Squad (Dragon) of the command within the early hours of Tuesday.



Ugbo mentioned that three infamous suspected kidnappers, specifically Samuel Ime Thompson, 25, Kingsley Mbetobong, 23, and Asuquo Ekpo Etim, 26, have been arrested in reference to the kidnapping of the medical physician.


The PPRO mentioned that the arrested suspects have been aiding the police with its investigation and would quickly be charged to courtroom.


She added that the police was nonetheless on the path of two different members of the five-man gang who escaped through the rescue operation.

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“The spate of kidnapping within the nation is saddening, particularly now that we’re coming to the tip of the yr. Numerous criminally minded people now use the excuse of making an attempt to satisfy as much as get into varied crime together with kidnapping.


“We need to use this chance to warn criminally minded people to both depart the state or be regulation abiding. We’ve got resolved to go after anybody who’s concerned in crime with brutal power and we is not going to deal with any kidnapper with child gloves,” she acknowledged. 


Ugbo recommended the Commander of the Squad, SP Abdulhameed Awodi and his males, and different items of the command for finishing up the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aminu Alhassan, to the letter in rescuing the sufferer.


“We laud the Dragon Squad for his or her dexterity as a result of they’re giving their all in ensuring Cross River residents go about their lawful actions with ease. We’re additionally interesting to the general public, particularly these dwelling throughout the creeks, to not preserve quiet at any time when they see suspicious motion or see a face that’s not recognized of their neighborhood. They need to all the time preserve us abreast of such as a result of it makes our job simpler.” she added.



Police rescue abducted doctor in Cross River, arrest 3 notorious kidnappers Police rescue abducted doctor in Cross River, arrest 3 notorious kidnappers