The Abia State Police Command says the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the command based in Aba, had arrested a female kidnapper suspect, Ogochukwu Ihedioha, a resident of No. 9, Ekwulubia Street, Diobu, Port-Harcourt, River State.
A release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Udeviotu Onyeke, said the suspect was arrested in connection with the kidnap of a pastor from Clifford Road, Aba and another female victim abducted on May 11, 2016.
According to the release, the victims had earlier been rescued by the SARS team a day after they were kidnapped.
Their rescue, police said, followed a tip-off on the existence of a den of kidnappers at Umuokwo Egbere in Omoma council area of Rivers State where they were held captive.
“The suspect and his cohorts however escaped arrest when Police stormed their den”, the statement said, adding that a female member of the gang identified as Izuchi Nwaforala was also picked up.
“Police rescued the victims unhurt and recovered from the den, one Short Machine Gun (SMG) Riffle, and 25 rounds of live ammunitions.