Retired army captain murdered by kidnappers | Dailytrust

Retired army captain murdered by kidnappers

Godfrey Zwallmark, a retired Army Captain, has been murdered in Rivers State.

The deceased was abducted in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers in September and killed by his abductors who dumped his corpse but demanded a N200 million ransom from his family.

The case was later reported to the police, leading to the arrest of three suspects.

Speaking with journalists at the scene where the remains of the 64-year-old retired officer was recovered , Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka, said the incident occurred on 18th September, 2021 but was not reported to the police until a month later.

Eboka said as soon as the matter was reported to the Police, they swung into action and through due intelligence arrested three suspects namely Frank Ishie, Iwuji Reginald, Gomba Okparaji.

He disclosed that the suspects demanded ransom from the family of the deceased before he was killed.

One of the suspects, Ishie, who spoke with journalists, confessed to the crime.

The suspect explained that the victim was kidnapped at Agbonchia in Eleme Local Government Area.

He said he was shot on the leg as he “proved stubborn” while being taken to their den.

He revealed the victim bleed to death while his remains were dropped off at the new layout off Igbo-Etche road in Etche Local Government Area of the State.

The suspects also confessed that he was involved in four different kidnap operations and that the victims were kept at their hideout at Igbo-Etche before ransoms were paid.

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