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Police arrest Rivers doctor for kidnapping


A medical doctor has been arrested in Rivers State in connection with the disappearance of three children from Benue State.

The doctor, whose name has not been released, was arrested by police in Rivers following a tip about the missing children.

A statement by the Benue State Police Command spokesperson, Sewuese Anene in Sunday said the children were found in the doctor’s custody in the Rumuokoro area of Port Harcourt.

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On October 20, information was received from Rivers Police Command that in the course of an operation at, Rumuokoro area, they rescued three children from a medical doctor that seem to be the same children earlier reported by Benue Command.

“A team of detectives was sent to Rivers state for identification and other necessary actions.

“Fortunately, the two children were identified alongside one other child, Godsgift Julius, whose parents are yet to be identified.

“Philomena and Benedict have been reunited with their family while Godsgift is yet to connect with his family.

“The medical doctor is being investigated by Rivers Command while efforts are being made to locate his accomplices in Benue,” she said.

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Anene said the command received a complaint on September 24 from Godwin Kpaakpa that his two children, Philomena and Benedict, aged six and two, were missing.

The police spokesperson advised parents to monitor their children’s movements closely to protect them from human traffickers.