* Tied to a Tree found in a forest Eleme, Rivers State
.... Police Arrest Suspects who confessed to the crime
BY IBRAHIM BAKARE
Detectives attached to the Anti kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police command in a follow up a tip off on the kidnap of one Dinabari Ereba arrested two suspected notorious kidnappers, Osundu Uchendu and Amebulem Amos.
One of the suspected kidnappers standing in front of the fast decomposed body of one Dinabari Ereba.
Fast decomposed body of the victim of kidnap after N1m was paid for ransom.
Dinabari Ereba, while he was still alive. Kidnapped on his way to hospital to visit his wife who delivered a baby.
The apprehended duo were among the five man gang who kidnapped and killed Mr. Ereba in a forest at Alesa farm road in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State after collecting ransom from the family.
The victim, the late Ereba 38years old was kidnapped on the 15th of May 2020 at Woji in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
A team of Police Officers led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operation, ACP Innocent Umerie, took journalists to the scene where the victim was killed and tied to a tree.
Addressing Journalists in the forest, Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer ,PPRO; Mr. Nnamdi Omoni explained how the two suspects were arrested.
Omoni said efforts are on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang, while Investigation is ongoing. One of the suspects Osundu Uchendu 25years old who confessed to the crime said he joined the gang as a result of hardship.
The 25 years old Uchendu who hail from Emohua Local Government Area said he received thirty thousand naira,(N30,000) from the ransom.
The suspects confessed to have carried out other operations around Woji, Abuloma, Peter Odili Road and Eleme Communities. The suspects were arrested while trying to change the colour of the stolen deceased Vehicle.
Meanwhile, the elder brother to the deceased, Mr. George Deekor, said his younger brother was coming from the hospital where the sister gave birth before he was kidnapped.
Mr. Deekor explained further that the kidnappers after collecting one million Naira ransom from the family could not release him, only for the family to realize through Police investigation that he was gruesomely murdered and tied to a tree in a forest at Eleme.
Late Ereba hailed from Bera community in Gokana local government area and lived at Woji community in Obio-Akpor local government area near Port Harcourt was said to be a sachet water producer and distributor .
Eleme Council Chairman condemns the kidnap and killing of Dinabari Ereba…
In a swift reaction to latest discovery of fast decomposed body Dinabari Ereba, the Chairman of Eleme Local Government Area, Philip Okparaji, expressed shock killing in a forest in Alesa, Eleme LGA by a kidnap gang.
Okparaji while condemning the act warned hoodlums and criminals never to use Eleme land to perpetrate their heinous crime as the Council authority is out to smoke out all criminals from the area.
The Eleme Council Boss condole with the family of the deceased and commended Rivers State Police Command for living up to its responsibilities.
He stressed his administration’s preparedness to continue to collaborate with Security agencies to give the people of Eleme a new lease of life which has led to the recent establishment and equipping of Volunteer Vigilante group in the area to help give useful information to security agencies towards securing the LGA.
Hon. Okparaji pointed out that the kidnappers are not from Eleme, but called on residents of the area to always report suspicious movements around communities in the council area.