June 19, 2024

June 19, 2024

Police arrest kidnappers, recover remains of retired Army Captain

On Tuesday, 9th November 2021, Commander IRT, DCP Tunji Disu in collaboration with the commissioner of Police, River State Police Command, CP Eboka Friday, and other men of the Nigerian police and Army, visited Igbo-Etche, to exhume the remains of a 64-year-old retired Army Captain, Godfrey Zualamrk. 

The body was recovered in a farmland in Igbo-Etche, Etche Local Government Area of the River State, three months after he was abducted.

 

Until his untimely death, the late retired captain was the Chief Security Officer of a company hired to protect pipelines at Agbonchaia in Eleme area of Rivers State. 

He was abducted while on duty on September 18, 2021 and taken to a new site at Igbo-Etche area, from where they contacted his family, demanding N200 million ransom for his release.

Acting on intelligence, operatives of the Intelligence Response Team, led by its Commander, DCP, Tunji Disu, and policemen attached to the State Police Command, investigated the disappearance of the retired Army Captain and subsequently arrested three suspects, who during interrogation, confessed to killing the victim.

Addressing journalists at the scene, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday, said, a phone with which the hostage’s sim card was used to negotiate for ransom has been recovered. 

Two ATM cards belonging to the deceased, Godfrey Zwalmark were also recovered from the wallet of the gang leader, Frank Ishie, who admitted responsibility for five other kidnappings in between Eleme and Igbo-etche areas of Rivers State. He also admitted to shooting the hostage on the foot which led to his death as a result of the bleeding. 

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