Police in Delta State have arrested four persons in connection with Henry Oke Dukuye's (17) abduction. Those apprehended include the manager of a hotel in Abraka, Ethiope-East Local Government Area, and the elder brother of the victim, in Warri.
The young man was abducted last Sunday and allegedly taken to a hotel by a kidnap gang, a member of which his brother was. The group subsequently demanded and collected ransom from his family.
The victim's father, Mr. Johnson Dukuye, reported the kidnapping of his son to the police on Monday, and the Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad (SAKS) detailed an Assistant Superintendent of Police to handle the matter.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, revealed, "It was an insider's job. The victim's elder brother, an undergraduate, was one of the suspected kidnappers arrested."
According to Aduba, "As soon as report was lodged with the police, the Government House Tracking Team was deployed to Warri and, at about 09.00 hours on July 19, the victim was rescued unhurt by the police through a bait of ransom."
He gave the names of the suspects nabbed as Isaac, Kelvin, Blessing and Paul, adding that part of the ransom collected by the gang was recovered by the police.