The police in Bayelsa state on Thursday fouled a kidnap attempt on Mr. Egedegu Agamal, a brother to the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke.
The four-man gang had concluded their plot and were heading for Yenaka, Allison-Madueke’s community for their mission when luck ran out on them.
Unknown to them, the policemen were said to have gathered intelligence on the abduction and proactively moved to stop it.
Confirming the development, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Butswat Asinim, said the police got a tip-off at about 3:30pm that some hoodlums wanted to kidnap Agamal, and that the policemen laid ambush at the Marine Police Waterside, Yenagoa, Yenaka Community where they arrested the suspects.
He said one Bethel Alasuo (37) and Jackson Ofolo (28) from Odewari Community in Southern Ijaw local government area were among the suspects.
He further named Ezibor Ibilo (33) from Gbarain Community and Funpere Kpou (28) from Gbarantoru Community as other suspects that had been arrested.
He said: “The Police recovered, one Makarov Para Pistol, two t-shirts with the inscription ‘SECURITY’ at the back and two Bandanas that can be used as face mask. The suspects have been detained in State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department. Investigation is ongoing.”
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