Police in Bayelsa rescue 3-year-old kidnap victim, arrest suspects

The police in Bayelsa State say they have rescued Samantha Pepple, a three-year-old kidnap victim.

The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Amba Asuquo, said during the parade of the suspected kidnapper, one Godspower Ayakpo, 28, that the arrest was a collaboration between Bayelsa and Rivers states’ commands.

He said Samantha was allegedly kidnapped from Agip Estate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and was rescued in Oweikorogha community in Southern Ijaw by the Serious Crimes Unit of the Bayelsa Command.

He said the victim, who was kidnapped on October 27, 2017, had been handed over to her father, Mr. Maxwell Pepple, stressing that investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the violent crime.

Father of the victim, Maxwell Pepple, expressed gratitude to the police for the rescue of his daughter, saying she has been released to him.

Pepple, who claimed no ransom was paid before the girl was released by her suspected kidnappers, commended the police for their professionalism in rescuing his daughter.

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