Police rescue kidnapped Madonna University student, arrest suspects

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Operatives of the Anti- Kidnapping Unit of the Imo State Police Command have rescued an undergraduate of Madonna University , Okija, Anambra State , Esther Nnabuo , from her abductors .

The police also recovered the N 200 ,000 the family of the 18 – year -old paid for her freedom .

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The state Commissioner of Police , Dasuki Galadanchi told journalists on Thursday at the command headquarters in Owerri that the victim was rescued unhurt .

The CP identified the suspects as Onyekachi Chinemerem ( 23 ) , of Isiala Ngwa of Abia State ; Uchechukwu Nwakoma ( 36 ) , of Isiala Ngwa of Abia State ; and Onyewuchi Chibueze ( 27 ) , of Mbaitoli , Imo State .

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The police boss said the handset used in the negotiation for the ransom was recovered by the command .

The CP said , “Sequel to the kidnap of Miss Esther Nnabuo , operatives of the command swiftly swung into action. The victim is a student of Madonna University , Okija, Anambra State . She was abducted at Ukwo Orji , in Mbaitoli LGA .

“In the course of investigation , the victim was rescued unhurt through intelligence and data tracking analysis at Ukwo Orji Forest . Three suspects were arrested , while the victim ’s telephone and the ransom were recovered .

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“The names of the suspects are Onyekachi Chinemerem, of Isiala Ngwa , Abia State ; Uchechukwu Nwakoma, of Isiala Ngwa , Abia State ; and Onyewuchi Chibueze , of Mbaitoli , Imo State .”

The CP said the suspects had made confessional statements and would be charged to court accordingly.

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