At least three persons have been kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified gunmen along a road leading to Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.
The development was confirmed by the Rivers State Police Command on Thursday through its spokesperson, SP Grace Iringe-Koko.
The police image maker disclosed that officers are already in pursuit of the abductors who carried out the operation on the Obiri Ikwerre Road stretch leading to the airport late on Tuesday.
“The Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, has tasked our tactical team commanders and the Divisional Police Officers within the jurisdiction to implement adequate security measures.
“These measures have been put in place to ensure that the criminals are apprehended,” the Police Public Relations Officer stated
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man, Kelvin Israel, was on Thursday arraigned before a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing an inverter battery worth N250,000.
The police charged Israel of Zoological Garden Area 1 Abuja, with theft.
Earlier, the prosecution Counsel, Mr Stanley Nwaforaku, informed the court that the complainant, Samuel Udoh of the same address, on Dec.14, 2023, reported the matter at Garki Police Station.
He said the defendant dishonestly and intentionally made away with the Garden’s inverter battery worth N250,000 without the consent of the owners.
According to him, the defendant could not give a satisfactory account of himself during the police investigation.
Nwaforaku said the offences contravened Section 289 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges when it was read to him in court.
The Judge, Aliyu Kagarko, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.
Kagarko ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and produce reliable means of identification and then adjourned the matter till Feb.16, for hearing.