Suspected kidnappers rape Rev Sister, abduct 10 others

The police in Enu­gu State have ar­rested seven sus­pects accused of raping a Reverend Sister, in addition to the kidnap of over 10 Rev. Fathers, pastors, politicians and passengers.

The suspects were ar­rested at Ugwuaji forest, Enugu State by men of the state police anti-kidnap­ping squad after abduct­ing several victims along Enugu/Port Harcourt road.

The men of the under­world were also said to operate a camp in Akwuke forest where they keep some of their victims. They were also accused of operating at Ndude Semi­nary where they have al­legedly kidnapped over 10 Rev. Fathers, who were taken to their Ugwaji for­est camp.

The suspects in custody include Haruna Ibrahim (27), Abubakar Abdullahi (37), Sunday Selbon Mel­ven (27), Onyedika Okafor (25), Lawal Sule (28), Bel­lo Mohammed (29), Bello Musa Shehu (25). They were said to hail from Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Plateau and Enugu State.

“Based on several peti­tions on the activities of the suspects, I have to or­der the commander anti-kidnapping squad, Supol Alex Akinlalu who led his men to round up the kid­nappers on March 19, at the Ugwuaji forest.

One of the suspects, Haruna Ibrahim told us“We have two groups in Enugu State. We only collect ransom from the family of our victims, we don’t kill people.”

Speaking further on their exploits, the suspect said “We have kidnapped a Rev Father at 9th mile and took him to Ugwuaji forest where he spent just two days after we collect­ed N250,000 from him. Also, we kidnapped a pas­tor at Obiorre Udi old road and collected a ransom of N150,000. Another sus­pect, Bello Mohammed stated: “Our Owu group took a bus passenger into Ugwuaji forest and col­lected N200,000 from him before we released him.”

The state police com­missioner, CP Adamu as­sured that the suspects will soon be charged to court.

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