Police authorities in Bayelsa State have obstructed the kidnap of a medical doctor working at the General Hospital in Odi, Kolokuma/ Opukuma Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, the state command arrested five suspects in connection with the incident.
“Credible intelligence revealed that some suspected kidnappers conspired and went to Doctor’s Quarters at General hospital Odi, on September 10, 2020 to kidnap him but met his absence,” the statement partly read.
Butswat said the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, ordered the Anti-Kidnapping Unit to track down the perpetrators of the crime.
The suspects apprehended were Sunny Ubaka, Inerepamo Ikati, Pereowei John, Osamedike Daniel and Sambo Olawei all within the age bracket of 21 and 26 years.
According to the police spokesman who asked residents of the state to furnish the police with timely information to reduce the crime level in the state, said they all confessed to the crime, adding that investigation is still ongoing.