Enugu police rescue kidnap victims, arrest three

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An 84-year-old woman, Mrs. Roseline Odoh, and her daughter, Josephine Odoh, who were kidnapped at Ogbelle Ohullur in Udenu Local Council of Enugu State have been rescued by the police.


Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said that the duo, who were kidnapped last Friday were rescued from their captives at Orokam in Benue state.

A statement by Amaraizu said the Odohs were kidnapped at their home in Ogbelle Ohullor by gun wielding kidnappers and taken to their destination.

According to him, Police operatives on receiving the information, swung into action. They traced the kidnappers to their hideout, stressing that one of the suspected kidnappers, Nnabuike Ukwueze who received gunshot wounds, died in the hospital.

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Before his death however, Ukwueze, revealed the three other gang members, namely: Ernest Ikeani of Awgu, Sunday Asogwa of Ohullor Obolloafor Udenu Local Council and Nonso Nwude of Njikoka in Anambra State, who were promptly arrested by the police.

Amaraizu said that a Renault car with Registration Number UWN991LN allegedly used by the hoodlums was recovered, adding that mother and daughter, who have have been re-united with their family, were rescued unhurt.

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