DSS Nabs 4 Suspected Kidnappers In Akwa Ibom

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Akwa Ibom State has nabbed four suspects involved in kidnapping innocent victims and terrorizing the state.

According to a statement released by the command on Friday, the four suspects were responsible for the abduction of Ayo Bambe, the manager of the “Me -Lounge” relaxation spot at Osongama Estate, Uyo, along with two others on January 27, 2024.

The suspects have been identified as Idris Abdullahi, Abel Ekong, Itoro Effiong, and Nsisong Effiong.

They confessed to the crime and are part of a notorious syndicate that has been causing terror in the state, orchestrating multiple kidnapping incidents recently.

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DSS statement read:

Investigation by the command led to the arrest of Abdullahi, the driver of the syndicate in Port Harcourt, River State along with a Toyota Sienna vehicle used in the operation, on 16th February 2024.

Ekong was apprehended at Otua Sega community of Ogbia LGA in Bayelsa State on 26th February 2024, while the duo of Itoro and Nsisong, two(2) siblings were arrested in their residence at Mbak Etoi in Uyo LGA, on 28th February 2024.

During the investigation, the four (4) suspects confessed their involvement in the kidnap of the three (3) victims at Me – lounge and other attacks across the state.”

While investigations are ongoing, the suspects are expected to be arraigned in court.

Authorities are also conducting a manhunt for other members who are still at large.




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