Police in Rivers State have rescued Lebanese born Nollywood actor, Bilal Nosser, from kidnappers’ den in Ndashi forest, Etche Local Government Area, Rivers State.
Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said, Nosser, better known as Mr B, “was kidnapped early hours of Friday in neighboring Imo state and taken to Ndashi forest where a team of police led by DPO of Okehi station rescued him.
The PPRO said;
“In his rescue, one of the gang’s member, Nwagor Faith ‘m’ who was keeping watch over him was arrested while others took to flight.
“He has made useful confessions and named other members of his criminal gang. Consequently, efforts have been intensified to arrest his fleeing members and recover their Operational weapons.”
Recounting his ordeal after being rescued, Nosser said he was lured from his residence in Owerri with a fake business and movie deal by the suspected leader of the criminal gang who introduced himself as Clifford.
“I woke up around 9a.m on Friday, after my Ramadan fasting and night prayers, I saw a message on my iPad Phone, that said, Mr. B, please call me I have a business for you.
“I dialed the number, his photograph pooped up, then I asked who he was, he introduced himself as Mr. Clifford and quickly added that he has a business for me.
“He continued, there is this new hotel we will like you to take over its management and again we are also making a new film, we need a White man and we know that your an actor and stays at Owerri, so you have to come over let’s discuss it.
“He then told me where i will meet with his driver somewhere around Imo Airport junction, who will come and bring me to the said hotel for me to see it and thereafter, we discuss the business.”
“Mr. Clifford gave the driver my phone number, and equally gave mine to the him (the driver), when I got to the place (Arab contractors), I called the driver and informed him that I was there, in less than two minutes the driver was already standing before me, he asked if I was Mr. B. I said yes.
“We continued to run inside lonely bush part, in villages, I began to pray inside of me, then we got to an isolated area, some persons rushed out from the forest, they began to beat me with cutlass, they had one locally made gun, they were beating me all over, my mouth, face, back, neck they was saying, today you don enter, all the money you have in your bank account you must use your ATM to transfer all to us today otherwise we will cut you into pieces, they continued to hit me.
“I was shocked confused over what was happening, because in the last 30 years i have been in this country, Owerri precisely, I have never been attacked any day.
“After, those people that beat me, joined us in the car, they were pushing and hitting me to enter the car, by now the vehicle was tight, they were three in number, I managed to squize myself in the middle.”
Watch video below.
Kidnapped Lebanese-born Nollywood actor, Bilal Nosser rescued in a sting operation carried out by police officers yesterday in River state.
He was lured from his residence in Owerri to Rivers with a fake movie deal pic.twitter.com/XOCjMhK8lU
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