According to a press release from the Force Headquarters,Abuja,the gang met its end when they kidnapped a woman and her one year old daughter from her Port Harcourt home and demanded the sum of two million, five hundred thousand naira as ransom for their freedom. Based on credible technical intelligence generated by the IRT, this was however agreed as bait.
When the criminals came to collect the ransom at the agreed meeting point, Operatives of IRT engaged them, rescued the victims and arrested four of the kidnappers who gave their names as: Herbert Oriminagbe, Chijioke Akah, alias Kottos, Kelechi Nwaordu, alias Seedof and Nelson Ajumogobia alias Ibios.
In their confessional statements, the gang admitted that they were also responsible for the kidnap of one Undunobuk and other innocent Nigerians.
While going through the laptop,the Police discovered it belongs to Undunobuk who was once robbed in his Port Harcourt residence and later kidnapped to unknown "waterside" only to be released on the payment of one million, three hundred thousand naira ransom.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris said the Nigeria Police Force has the technical and intelligence capacity and capability to reduce the perceived rise in crime, especially kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and other forms of violent crime.
He therefore charged Nigerians to always inform the Police about any act of criminality and also divulge necessary credible information to the Police.