By Ushang Ewa
The Cross River State command of the Nigerian Police Force has rescued a kidnap victim, Mr. Uyime Akaniyene Udo.
Udo, a taxi driver, was kidnapped on Saturday, November 17 along eight (8) miles axis in Calabar, the State capital.
And, the local police spokesperson, Mrs. Irene Ugbo told CrossRiverWatch that men of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) led by Mr. Victor James Usang swung into action following a tip off and rescued Mr. Udo and his vehicle, a Toyota Camry with license plate Lagos BDG 536 CD.
According to her, the unsuspecting victim had stopped to pick his kidnappers who posed as passengers. Also, she said out of the four suspects, three were arrested while one escaped.
Meanwhile, Mr. Usang had told DailyPost’s Edem Edem that: “I and my team on a tip off raided an uncompleted building at Saint Patrick Junction where one Uyime Akaniyene Udo ‘M’ of No 213 MCC Road was rescued. Two of the suspects Richard Ephraim and Benjamin Ikara and the other were arrested, though one escaped.
“The victim was kidnapped on Saturday night at 8 Miles while driving and trying to get passengers. The kidnappers entered his vehicle with registration no BDG 536 CD pretending to be passengers in the process, the victim was kidnapped and taken to where he was later rescued” he said.
“Items recovered from the suspects included one locally made pistol, 4 cartridges, charms and one Camry car belonging to the victim.”
He added that: “They took the victim to an uncompleted building at opposite Mami Market along Saint Patrick College junction, the road that leads to Abattoir. If you go down, the first street on your left was where the man was taken to.”