Saturday, 14 May 2022 06:34

Suspected Kidnappers Arrested With N2m Cash, Rifles In Bayelsa

A gun-running gang has been arrested by operatives of the Anti-kidnapping unit in brothel in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The state police spokesman, Asimin Butswat, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said its operatives acting on a tip-off on May 12, around 5.50pm, arrested the suspects at a brothel in the Ayama area.

Butswat identified the suspects as; Seibo Dokubo, male, 32 years, “who is a native of Degema, Rivers State and one Boma Daniel, male, 45 years, a native of Patani, Delta State, who wanted to procure AK-47 rifles for kidnap purposes.”

According to the statement, one brownie pistol loaded with eight .9mm ammunition, three 12.7mm expended ammunition, a sum of N2million cash and a suspected stolen Toyota Hilux 2021 model without registration number, were recovered from the suspects.


The PPRO said the suspects were cooperating with the police in its investigation and the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigation.


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