Police foil kidnap of businessman, friend in Imo

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Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have foiled attempt to kidnap the Director of Dutch Global Gas Station and his friend in Owerri.

CSP Michael Abattam, Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Thursday said the victims were rescued as kidnappers were trying to get away with them

He added that the rescue of of the Director of Dutch Global Gas Station Limited followed information relayed to the police that he has been kidnapped by five armed men who double-crossed and blocked his vehicle, a G-Wagon jeep along Akwakuma Road in Owerri West LGA of Imo, with a sky blue Lexus Jeep.

Abbattam added that the kidnappers who shot sporadically into the air, causing fear and pandemonium which made passersby run for safety forced the businessman and his friend who was in the vehicle with him into their Lexus jeep and zoomed off.

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“Immediately, the command’s tactical teams on patrol within the axis were alerted, they speed to the area giving the hoodlums a hot chase.

“Joined by other tactical teams, the kidnappers on sighting their numbers and the pressure mounted felt threatened hence, they abandoned their vehicle with the victims and fled into hiding.

“The victims were rescued unhurt and have since reunited with their families.

“The victim’s G-Wagon jeep was later recovered at the scene with three expended cartridges.