Edo police rescue 77-year-old woman from kidnappers

BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN — A 77-year-old woman, Madam Grace Agbonkpolor, has been rescued by men of the Edo State Police Command from her abductors after spending four days in captivity.

The septuagenarian who is the mother ofa Benin-based transporter was said to have been rescued by the anti-kidnap unit of the command following the arrest of one of the kidnappers who went to collect the ransom demanded from the family at Obarenti village along Benin-Sapele road.

Vanguard also gathered that Madam Agbonkpolor was alleged to have earlier been kidnapped on December 23, 2012 and was only released after the payment of ransom.

The traumatized septuagenarian while expressing gratitude to the police for rescuing her and arresting one of the kidnappers, appealed to the police for protection, saying that as long as other members of the gang were still at large, she remained unsafe.

Attempt to reach the Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Moses Eguaveon, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, for confirmation of the story failed as several calls to his  telephone were unanswered.

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