A combine team of security agents in Ughelli have arrested a serving army officer and three brothers for allegedly kidnapping a mother of three in January, 2021.
It was gathered that the suspects who are army officer, and three brothers of same father were arrested at Agbarha-Otor community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The suspects had on January 4th, 2021, kidnapped their victim, Mrs. Tina Etameta a mother of three at Agbarha-Otor junction in Ughelli and an undisclosed amount of ransom was paid to secure her released.
The suspects, Godwin Okpara, Mathew Okpara, and Pius Okpara, all siblings from same parents, indigenes of Igbuku-Orogun community in Ughelli North except the serving army, Private Miracle Johnson.
“After the release of our sister and mother, one of her kidnappers was sending her messages that she should be paying him N200,000 monthly, else she will killed next time”. A family source disclosed.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya said, “I will call Agbarha-Otor and get back to you and as at the time of this report she did not called back.
But a senior security officer attached to the Ughelli Area command, who confirmed the arrest said, “Their names are Godwin OKPARA, Mathew OKPARA, and Pius OKPARA, all siblings from same parents, indigenes of Igbuku-Orogun community in Ughelli North.
“One Army Private, Miracle JOHNSON deployed from 22 Brigade, Ilorin but currently on attachment at 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor was also arrested.
“He supplied the ammunition for the operation and also participated in the kidnap and he is currently with Military Police undergoing interrogation at 3 Battalion in Warri, he would be transferred to Asaba for more interrogation.The senior security source disclosed.