Abakiliki-Ebonyi - On Tuesday, state police command said it had rescued a corps member, Dr. Chiagozie Onuoha Bibiana, kidnapped on 28th of March by four armed men at Mile 50 area of Abakaliki in the state.
The victim, a graduate of medicine attached to Civil Service Clinic Abakaliki, was kidnapped in her Honda Accord car and taken into a bush in Umuoghara, Ezza North Local government area of the state. Later, a demand of N20 million was made by her kidnappers.
Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State Public Relations Officer, DSP Sylvester Igbo, stated that the timely report of the incident at the Command was what ensured the speedy rescue of the victim and her car.
He said thus: "At about 7:30 pm, one Dr. Chiagozie Onuoha Bibiana, a medical Corper attached to the Civil Service Clinic Abakaliki was at Mile 50 kidnapped in her Honda accord car by four armed men and taken into Umuoghara bush at Ezza North LGA.
"They placed a demand of 20 million naira on the victim. The speedy report of the incident to the police enabled the police to quickly pursue their trail.
"When they couldn't bear with the pressure from the Police, seeing that police were closing down on them, they abandoned the victim and took to their heels.
"The Honda accord car of the victim was recovered while the victim was rescued on 29th of March at 9pm without paying any kobo.
"The rescue was also possible because of the reinvigorated strategies put in place by the Command to check the commission of heinous crimes in the state. The trail of the fleeing suspects is being intensified, and, without doubt they will soon be arrested.
"I solicit for the cooperation of the members of the public for information that will help us in our duty.”