A younger brother of the wife to the Governor of Ebonyi State, Mrs. Rachel Umahi has been arrested and paraded alongside accomplices by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command in Abuja for kidnapping.
The arrest of the young man, identified as Chukwu Betherand, also popularly known as ‘Fish’ is said to have come as a rude shock to the Ebonyi first family.
The Alleged kidnappers according to police sources were using the Ebonyi State Governor’s Lodge in the high brow Maitama area of Abuja as hide out where their kidnapped victims were kept.
The suspects who were arrested on February 6, 2021 by the police are named as follows:
Frank Uzor, 26,
Nweke Uche, 19,
Chester Uzor, 25,
Chukwu Betherand, 27,
,Chukwu Samuel 25, and Kelechi Ngene were allegedly arrested at the point of collecting ransom from a relative of their victim.
The FCT police operatives announced that they have rescued three victims kidnapped by the alleged kidnap suspects.
A highly placed Ebonyi Government Source told HotGest online on the condition of anonymity that the Governor’s family is devastated at the unfortunate news.