Four kidnapped NYSC corps members on way to camp, rescued

The Rivers State Police Command have rescued four members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and two other persons from kidnappers.

Onyema Esther Ogechi, Nnaji Chioma, Ogeh Florence, Akinduro Abel, Franklin Ayama and Akinpelu Solomon, were abducted last week in a commercial bus travelling from Lagos to Port Harcourt along Emohua axis of the East-West Road.

It was reported last Wednesday, that the four NYSC corps members were abducted on their way to the NYSC orientation camp in Nonwa-Gbam, Tai local government area of Rivers State for the 2019 Batch B Stream 1 orientation exercise.

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Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the command deployed its operatives to Rumuji in a sting operation led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ademola Adebayo to a forest at Evekwu in Emohua Local Government Area where the four corps members and two other victims were rescued.

“They were rescued unhurt and have been debriefed. Their Families have been contacted for necessary hand over.

“They are, Onyema Easter Ogechi, Nnaji Chioma, Ogeh Florence, Akinduro Abel, Franklin Ayama and Akinpelu Solomon,” he said.

He added that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Usman A. Belel, has ordered security beef up on the East/West, to stem kidnapping and facilitate the arrest of perpetrators.

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Updated: June 24, 2019 — 1:34 pm

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