In Rivers State, a woman who was declared missing has been found in a shallow well at Igwuruta community in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
Mrs. Chizoba Eke, a mother of two was kidnapped along with her six-month-old baby on August 17, from her home and left in a well at an uncompleted building at Igwuruta community.
After several beatings, her abductors then threw her into the shallow well in an uncompleted building.
Luck ran out on one of Mrs. Chizoba’s abductors as he was caught in the custody of her baby, by the Police on a stop-and-search duty at Omerelu, the boundary Community between Rivers and Imo State.
Mr. Efe Eke, husband of Chizoba had earlier complained about his missing wife and baby. He said he was invited by the Police to come and identify the baby after the arrest.
Mr. Eke, who is an Imo State indigene, said he knows the suspect who stays in the area and identified him as Mr. Chinedu. Mr. Eke added that the suspect, Chinedu had attempted to rape his wife when she was pregnant.
Recounting her ordeal, Chizoba, who was still in pains, recalled that the suspect visited her home, and claimed that her husband wanted her to come to the suspect’s (Chinedu) house to collect some money. She said she was abducted on getting there.
The Pastor of Assemblies of God Church, Omoduku in Igwuruta where the family worships, Reverend Clinton Orie, acknowledged that it was the grace of God that kept the woman alive for three days inside the what seemed to be a septic tank.
Superintendent of Police, Nnamdi Omoni, the Spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command confirmed the incident and said the victim is receiving medical attention, while the investigation is on.
In a similar report, Premium Times recorded that the Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday said it has rescued a kidnap victim, Righteous Inimme, who was abducted May 3 at the New GRA area of Port Harcourt.
The state command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Ahmad, said police operatives, acting on credible information at about 12.30 p.m., stormed the suspected kidnapper’s den at NDDC Road, off Iwofe Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, where the victim was kept.
Mr. Ahmad said the victim was safely rescued while two of the suspected kidnappers who sustained gunshot wounds died on the way to the hospital.
Also, one AK-47 rifle and a Barretta pistol with 20 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects, he said.
The police spokesperson expressed the command’s appreciation for the information that led to the victim’s rescue.
He encouraged members of the public with information to always reach out to the police, promising that their identity will strictly remain confidential.
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