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Police arrest officers allegedly involved in hotel staff abduction




The Rivers State Police Command has arrested at least four of its operatives for allegedly kidnapping a hotel staff in Port-Harcourt.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Olatunji Disu, who confirmed the development during a press briefing, said the four officers involved in the heinous crime have been arrested.

The commissioner read about the incident on social media and took immediate action to ensure the release of the victim and the arrest of the culprits.

“They have been arrested. I am waiting for a complaint from the victim so that I will know what to look out for. The officers are in custody.

“We are not hiding anything. When the complaint comes, we will give you details of what we have done. If I don’t get complaints from members of the public on this, I will believe everything is okay. All of us are in this together,” Disu said.

Some policemen on patrol at the weekend intercepted one Darlington Bieh around Choba in the Obio/Akpor part of the state and whisked him to an unknown destination, report said.

The policemen intercepted the victim and searched his bags, pockets, and phone but found nothing incriminating.

They thereafter saw some photos indicating that Darlington Bieh works in a big hotel.

According to reports, the officers asked the victim to call his family members to send money in millions, threatening that they would kill him and throw his corpse into the Choba River if the family failed to comply.

Bieh, however, called his boss, the owner of the hotel, who quickly alerted a Divisional Police Officer (DPO).

The DPO pretended to be the victim’s father, leading to the arrest of the suspects.