The Edo State Police Command, on Sunday , arrested three soldiers and a civilian for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the arrest followed investigation that revealed that the military personnel had been involved in a series of kidnappings in Agenebode, Fugar and other areas of the state .
The soldiers were identified as Corporal Collins Ameh of the 3 Division , Jos ; Lance Corporal Balogun Taiwo of the 35 Battalion, Katsina ; and Private Evans Isibor of the Artillery Brigade, Owerri , who is on special duty in Maiduguri , Borno State .
The civilian member of the gang was identified as Goodluck Igbenebor.
Ameh and Balogun were said to have kidnapped one Mr Joseph Otono on October 30 , 2019 , in Fugar .
Otono was said to have been released later after a ransom was paid by his relations.
Isibor , was said to have kidnapped one Mohammed Hassan in Agenebode on October 14 , 2019 .
Confirming the arrest , the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , DSP Chidi Nwabuzo , said the three soldiers and civilian were being interrogated by the state command’ s head of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad , Superintendent Richard Balogun.