Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT) have arrested a former driver alongside his gang members who were responsible for the abduction of Mr. Nemi Adoki, the former boss to the driver and was made to pay a ransom of N9million.
The man was later released after 21 days, following a payment of N9million ransom. He was kept in captivity in the Creeks of Akuku-Toru LGA of Rivers State. The Police report that the kidnappers were arrested between 15 January and 2 February from their different hideout across Rivers and Bayelsa states.
The arrested suspects are Justice Timothy 22; Akpos Livinus, 33; Daniel Allen, 27; Kelvin Alpheus, 30; David Abak, 29; and Tekena Silva, 26. According to the Police, Timothy, the gang leader, is proficient in the use of AK 47.
He is alleged to have killed Maikano Abudullahi and was in charge of negotiations for the release of Mr.Adoki. His share was N1.8million of the ransom. It was also revealed by the Police that Livinus was the coordinator of the gang’s operations.
He made arrangements for weapons used in the operation and found where their victim was held in the creeks. He got N1.2milion. Allen, said the Police, featured in kidnap and negotiations, efforts that got him N1 million.
For Alpheus, his job was cooking and running errands for the gang and hostages. He was rewarded with N400,000, half of what was paid to Abak, driver of the operational vehicle used for the kidnap.
Silva, who was sacked by his former employee was paid N1 million for identifying his former boss as having the means to pay such high ransom. According to the Police, a member of the gang is still at large and efforts are in top gear to get him arrested.
The Police also recovered two pump action rifles from the suspects.