Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have rescued an 11-year-old boy identified as Okafor Chisom who was abducted by four men believed to be ritual killers on Eliozu Bridge in Port Harcourt.
The victim who hails from Anambra State was abducted by the four men who were inside a Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, on Sunday, May 1, 2016 when his father sent him on an errand.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, told newsmen on Sunday, May 15, 2016 that they rescued the boy during a stop-and-search.
Muhammad said the four suspects escaped after the boy alighted rom the vehicle on police instruction.
He said: “It was at that point that the suspects left the boy behind and zoomed off. After several questions, the boy made us to realise that he was kidnapped by suspected ritualists; we suspect the four men are ritualists because the father of the boy is just a carpenter.
“We have intensified investigation to ensure we get those behind the boy’s kidnap and we are also working towards locating the community of the boy with a view to reuniting him with his parents.”.
Narrating his ordeal, the victim said he was blindfolded up to a point by his captors and was only left to go when the police stopped the vehicle conveying him.
He said, “I was taken away by four men from Ndimoko. I am Chisom from Ndimoko in Anambra State.
“They blindfolded me and I did not know where I was. They removed the blindfold when they got to police checkpoint.
“They drove away after I got down from the vehicle when the police said they wanted to search the vehicle. The police are still looking for how they can take me to my parents.”