Seven [7] people arrested for multiple abduction, car theft, International child pornography

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, has confirmed the arrest of 5 suspected kidnappers who specializes in the abduction of woman and the girl child.

He said that the gang most times, demand ransom from their victim’s families before they are eventually released, and sexually abuse the women.

Force Police Public Relations Officer, [FPRO] CP Frank Mba, disclosed this information in a statement, at the force headquarters in Abuja.

The IGP said that upon investigation by Police, it discovered that the men modus Operandi involves trailing women that are considered flashy or classy. He said the men usually wait for the women to come off of their offices or malls, before snatching them and taking them to their hideouts, where they are raped and demand ransoms from their families before they gain their freedom.

He gave the identities and states of the suspects as; Osinachi Ngwakwe from Ubaka Community in Umahia South LGA, Abia State, Sammy Junior Inordee, from Gwarra Community in Khana LGA, Rivers State, Epo-Bari Nwolu from Ogale Community in Eleme, LGA, Rivers State, Yabari Gbarale from Gwara community, Khana LGA, Rivers State and Barine Yilda from Gwara community, Khana LGA, Rivers State.

He said, “The 5 suspects were arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) following massive manhunt by the Force for the perpetrators of the recent trend of abduction of women in some States in the South-South part of the country, especially Port Harcourt and its environs.”

“4 AK-47 rifles, 1 double barrel shotgun and several set of military camouflage uniforms suspected to have been illegally acquired, which they wear to beat security checks, were recovered from the suspects.”

The statement further revealed that Operatives of the Nigeria Police INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja arrested 2 Kano based suspects for taking advantage of young girls by taking their naked pictures and distributing it on social media.

He said that the names of the suspects are Ibrahim Muazzam Mohammad Aminu and Mohammad Tahir Umar.

The statement further said, “Investigations reveal that the suspects are members of a trans-border/international child porn syndicate which sexually abuse and take undue advantage of underage girls and disseminate the video recordings of the illicit sexual act on an international social media Whatsapp group chat known as pervertidos, owned and managed by a Brazilian called Adriana.”

“Forensic investigations/analysis carried out by the Police team on the gadgets revealed the series of pornographic/erotic videos with underage girls which the suspects shared on the internet for a fee denominated in US Dollars.”

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects include: 3 mobile phones and a Laptop computer.”

The IGP also revealed that a total number of 2,792 suspects were arrested by the Police for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and other sexual related offences in the year 2020.

“All the suspects will be charged to court once investigations are completed, “the IGP said.

Meanwhile, the IGP urged Parents and guardians to keep a close eyes on their children and wards, adding that they should report and suspicious activity by any group or individual to the nearest Police station.

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