•Three suspects arrested
Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) in Rivers State, yesterday secured the release of the mother of the member of the House of Representatives from Obio/Akpor ,in Rivers State, Kingsley Ogundu Chinda.
Chinda is in the camp of the Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike.
The victim was kidnapped on August 19 and taken to an unknown destination, where she spent five days in the den of the kidnappers, before her rescue.
Three suspects were also arrested during the rescue.
They are now being interrogated.
The top SSS official said: “Chinda’s mother was rescued from the kidnappers by SSS operatives from the Rivers command around 1 am today (yesterday) at Abuloma, Port Harcourt and moved to our office at old GRA at 3 am.
“Three suspects were arrested. They are still with us. No ransom was paid before the elderly woman was rescued. The Rep’s mother has rejoined her family.”
Immediately after the kidnap of Chinda’s mother, the Felix Obuah-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the Rivers State Government of orchestrating insecurity in the state, to justify the pressure for the redeployment of the Commissioner of Police, Mbu Joseph Mbu.
The Rivers State government, through the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, quickly described the Obuah-led PDP’s allegation as laughable and reckless.
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