River State Police Command has arrested four suspected kidnappers who allegedly tortured a 65-year-old man to death after collecting N1.2 million ransom.
The suspects were paraded by the police for being involved in the death of Mr Sokari Braide who was kidnapped about two weeks ago but died two days after he was released from the kidnapper’s den due to torture.
Speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Nnamdi Omoni told newsmen on Saturday that the kidnapped victim had made useful revelations in the hospital before giving up the ghost, which led to the arrest of some of his business partners at Elechi Beach waterside in Port Harcourt.
Omoni said detectives from the Eagles Crack unit arrested the main suspect who had made useful confessions that led to the arrest of other members of the fleeing gang.
Mrs Beauty Sokari, the wife of the deceased alleged that she was threatened not to inform Police about the kidnap and that if she involved the Police, they would kill her husband in captivity.
She said despite paying N1.2 million and pleas to the kidnappers not to kill her husband, the kidnappers tortured him so much that he died after he was set free two days later due severe injuries.