Three suspects have been arrested and at the moment are cooling their heels in a Police Cell for allegedly killing and dumping the physique of a Deputy Crimes Police Officer in a effectively.
They dedicated the act in Eleme Native authorities space of Rivers State after receiving ransom from the sufferer’s household.
The three suspected kidnappers, 23-year-old Philemon Barrifa, 32-year-old Okechukwu Emmanuel and 33-year-old Barrisitom Gbara, have been arrested in reference to the alleged abduction and homicide of SP Moses Egbede, the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of Afam Police Division in Oyigbo Native Authorities of Rivers State.
DAILY POST studies that Operatives of the Power Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and Intelligence Response Staff (IRT) of the Nigeria Police coordinated the operation.
Late Egbede was reportedly overwhelmed to dying by the gang along with his corpse stated to have been thrown right into a effectively positioned in a bush at Paya/Agbeta group, Eleme Native Authorities Space after his household paid a ransom for his launch.
An official of FIB instructed newsmen in Port Harcourt that Egbede was kidnapped on July 21, 2020, however after the gathering of ransom from his household on 30th July, the abductors reportedly refused to take calls from his household and thereafter switched off the cellphone they used to barter the ransom.
“This prompted the members of the family to strategy the FIB and IRT to help within the investigation,” he stated.
Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.
Omoni in an announcement stated, “Operatives of the FIB and Staff IRT on August fifth commenced an investigation and with the help of technical assist from TIU Abuja, the perpetrators have been recognized which led to the arrest of three of the gang members who allegedly confessed to have kidnapped and killed SP Egbede.
“One of many suspects, Philemon Barrifa, a 23-year-old male from Bomu city in Gokana Native Authorities Space however resident in Agbeta camp in Ebubu city Eleme, confessed that the officer was overwhelmed to dying after the gathering of ransom as a result of he dragged with them and pulled down the face masks of two of their gang members throughout his abduction.
“Barrifa confessed that kidnapping of the police officer was deliberate in his home and executed by himself and different gang members. He acquired the sum of N120,000 as a share of the ransom collected.
“One other suspect, Okechukwu Emmanuel aka Bike boy, a 32-year-old from Obingwa Native Authorities Space of Abia state additionally confessed to be answerable for monitoring the motion of safety brokers through the gang operations. He acquired N100,000 as share from the DCO’s ransom.
“The third suspect, Barrisitom Gbara, a 33-year-old from Gokana however resident in Agbeta camp in Ebubu city Eleme was stated offered the dwell cartridges used for the kidnapping of the police officer to the gang members by means of Philemon Barrifa.”
SP Omoni added that the suspects are cooperating with the operatives to trace down different members of the gang now at massive, particularly the gang chief who allegedly introduced the 2 AK47 used for the kidnapping.