Police in Bayelsa State have arrested three suspected kidnappers and recovered arms and ammunition.
The names of the arrested kidnap suspects were given as Junior Prince, 29; David Okpara, 23; and Samuel Yellow, alias Sammy. The fourth suspect, identified simply as Ndubuisi, is still on the run.
They were said to have gone to the residence of Dr. Uche Nwachukwu at Otiotio in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state on May 3 and abducted his wife, Immaculate.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, said the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command swung into action and investigation led to the arrest of Junior Prince and David Okpara at Choba in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and the rescue of Immaculate on May 6.
He said the suspects confessed to the crime and revealed that Samuel Yellow alias Sammy, from Ahoada, Rivers State, but resident at Okutukutu, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, invited them from Ahoada for business.
He said, “Upon interrogation, the suspects led police to the house of Samuel at Okutukutu, Yenagoa at about 0330hrs, on May 7, 2016 (Saturday) when he was arrested.
“The police recovered one double-barrelled gun, one single-barrelled gun, a sledgehammer and two live cartridges from the apartment. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the fourth suspect, one Ndubuisi, surname unknown.”