The Anambra State Police Command said on Monday that it had rescued a 14-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped in Onitsha, Anambra State, about a month ago.
Haruna Mohammed, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said three suspects, including a female, were arrested in connection with the abduction.
He noted that the victim was held hostage for 27 days and allegedly raped by the suspects.
Mohammed said the teenager was saved by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad from a hideout in Ogidi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.He added that the suspects were also arrested.
He identified them as Onyemechi Aniobi 23, Elochukwu Okudo 25 and Pauline Elechi 24
Mohammed said, “The suspects kidnapped the 14-year-old girl in Onitsha and took her to an unknown location.
The gangsters contacted the victim’s mother through SMS and demanded ransom of N10m , which was later reduced after much pleading by the mother.
“The suspects equally sent a bank account number bearing one John Blessing to the victim’s parent to deposit the ransom.
The victim, who was held hostage for 27 days and allegedly raped several times by the suspects, was rescued by the police and taken to hospital for medical check up.
The spokesman said the suspects would be prosecuted at the end of investigations.