Female gang member arrested at bank premises over ransom paid by kidnap victim

BY AUSTIN OGWUDA Asaba
A woman has been arrested while trying to cash an undisclosed amount of money paid into her bank account as ransom, which further led to the arrest of three other men which police described as members of her gang. .

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme said in a statement in Asaba  that, “on the 4th of this month, a male resident of Care Time Street Umuaji quarters Asaba reported at ‘B’ Division Police station Asaba that on 3/4/13, an unknown person called him with a GSM line and told him that he was paid to kidnap him.

The complainant added that following his plea with the caller, he was asked to pay an undisclosed amount as ransom into an ECO Bank account No. 0013414514 with the account name of one Sandra Agbonya, female.

“Sequel to the report”, he went on, “detectives swung into action and on 18th /4/13 arrested the said Sandra at ECO bank branch Warri  while trying to withdraw money paid into the aforementioned account number.

Her confession led to the arrest of one Ifeanyichukwu Kingsley, male who also confessed one Ngozi Halim, male and White Mordi, male who have equally been arrested. Investigation is ongoing and suspects will thereafter be made to face the full wrath of the law”, he added.

The PPRO also said that the State Government and security agencies were working round the click to ensure that the culprits involved in the killing of ten persons in Ogume community were brought to book while “members of the community are advised to remain calm as the case is under investigation”.

Meantime, Ogume community leader and a legal practitioner from the community Mr. Nelson Enumah told Vanguard that “we request President, governor and local government chairman to visit Ogume and see how the corpses were severed and mutilated.

That government should commence reparation for failure to protect lives and property pursuant to section 14 (2) of 1999 Constitution; scholarship for children of the deceased and employment for their wives of the victims”, pointing out that “Government has 14 days  to comply with our request”.

Vanguard further gathered that the herdsmen allegedly set three motor cycles of their victims ablaze.

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