Police arrest kidnappers, rescue victims
Kidnappers of the younger brother of former finance minister, Chief Anthony Ani, Senator Patrick Ani have been arrested by the police following intensified security operations in Calabar.
Senator Ani was kidnapped one week ago in his farm at Akpabuyo local government council.
According to family sources, Ani was released somewhere close to Calabar. They did not confirm if ransom was paid for the release.
Police were also able to release another victim, an Obubra-based politician, Patrick Obase, who was kidnapped last week.
State Police Commissioner Jimoh Ozi-Obeh said his detectives arrested the kidnappers yesterday shortly after they abducted one Godwin Oduma from his No.14 Nyong Edem street residence in Calabar about 8pm on Monday.
The commissioner explained that one of the suspected kidnappers was arrested in their hideout while others escaped but that Oduma’s Pathfinder Jeep which the kidnappers snatched was yet to be recovered.