ELEME: Serial kidnappers arrested while withdrawing ransom from ban.

Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command have smashed a kidnap gang responsible for numerous kidnap cases in Eleme area of the state.

Acting on a tip-off, the operatives were able to arrest Stanley Mgbiri, Mkpowu Blessing and Micheal Hope. The trio are responsible for the kidnap of a 9-year-old girl, Miracle John, at Igbo Etche. They were arrested when they threatened to kidnap one Osato Nwakaji.

They asked him to pay the sum of N3m into a certain bank account. They threatened to kidnap him as they did to a certain staff of NNPC, from whom they collected a ransom of N12m, and yet killed. As a bait, the sum of N100,000 was paid into their account and when they went to withdraw it, they were arrested.