We have identified kidnapper of young lawyer in Rivers – Police

The Rivers State Police Command says it has identified the abductors of the young Lawyer, Bisola Paullete Ajayi.

25-year-old Paullete, as she is fondly called was kidnapped over the weekend around Rumuokwurusi, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

State Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph Mukan says preliminary investigation shows that the kidnappers of the female lawyer had earlier kidnapped a man and used his car to carry out the operation on Bisola.

The commissioner made this known Tuesday when members of the task force set up by the Nigerian Bar Association to secure the release of the young female lawyer visited him in his office.

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While addressing the members, CP Mukan said, “the police have intensified efforts to ensure the unconditional release of the female lawyer.

“In our preliminary investigation, we have discovered that she was kidnapped by men in military camouflage. Anybody can wear a military uniform. It is really unfortunate that it happened.

“High profile kidnappings are not targeted at the Bar specifically. If there are anything that has happened on our side be rest assured that it is not deliberate not to provide protection for you people. It is our responsibility to protect every citizen of this country.

“If there are lapses in the past I would like to assure you that things are beginning to improve

He, however, assured members of the NBA that the police will do everything to provide security to every citizen including lawyers.

Earlier, the leader of the NBA delegation who is also the first Vice President of NBA, John Akpokpo-Martins informed the Commissioner of Police that they are in the State to collaborate with the security agency to secure the immediate release of their colleague, Paullete Bisola Ajayi.

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