The police in Bayelsa State have rescued a kidnapped victim, Master Antonio, the six-year-old son of the State Commissioner for Water Resources Nengi Talbot.
The little boy was abducted on December 22 by four gunmen, who stormed the commissioner’s residence at the New Commissioners’ Quarters in Yenagoa.
The gunmen broke into the house of Talbot at the quarters located in Opolo and demanded money from the commissioner.
The assailants seized the boy and whisked him away to an unknown place when the commissioner insisted he had no money.
It was, however, gathered that following investigation by the special police crack team, Operation Puff Adder, the boy was freed from the kidnappers’ den.
The Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, received the abducted victim at the command’s headquarters in Yenagoa.
He said the boy regained his freedom following sustained efforts of the police, who were on the trail of the kidnappers.
Anozia said the kidnappers were moving the victim from one creek to another adding that the police adopted high level of intelligence and professionalism to free the boy unhurt.
He said all the suspects involved in the crime were arrested and would undergo further investigations for prosecution.
Talbot, the father of the victim, thanked the police for their efforts adding that the police demanded no money from him throughout the operation.
Talbot, who beamed with smiles, said through the efforts of the police he paid no ransom to get his son back.
Describing the experience as traumatic he said the kidnappers initially demanded N50m but the police ensured no ransom was paid.