November 30, 2021

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Why I Joined Kidnap Gang, Suspect Tells Police

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Edith CHUKU

The Rivers State police command on Friday paraded one Baridula Gbolo, from Bodo town in Gokana Local Government Area of the state, for his alleged involvement in kidnapping on the Bonny waterways.

Baridula, who is the driver of the boat whose passengers were kidnapped was arrested following discrete investigation which proved that him and his gang have been the ones allegedly terrorizing the Bonny waterways.

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Parading the suspect, the state police spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni explained that following the recent kidnap of boat passengers on Monday 6, and Tuesday 7, of this month, the police commenced investigation. He said on the course of investigation, the driver of the boat whose passengers were kidnapped was invited.

Baridula during interrogation disclosed to the police that he knew the identity of one of the kidnappers, which led to the release of eight of the victims from a bush in Bolo in Ogu/Bolo local government area.

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The suspect explained that he was a boat driver and decided to join ‘T-money’ and ‘Diladin’ two members of the gang to kidnap boat passengers that Monday and Tuesday respectively.

He also disclosed that he was sent to get food for the kidnap victims before he was apprehended. He further disclosed that they went to the operation with an AK 47 riffle and a pump action rifle.

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