The police in Rivers State yesterday say in the last six weeks it arrested 70 persons including a woman and youths over alleged involvement in various criminal activities across the state even as it successfully rescued 11 kidnap victims, among which was a 7-year-old Fortune Etuke who was kidnapped in his residence at Uzoba area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (LGA), of the state last month.
The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zaki Ahmed, disclosed these when he paraded the 70 suspects in Port Harcourt, weekend.
They also paraded a 24 year-old Micheal Asu, a native of Ohazara in Ebonyi State, described as a serial offender who specializes in printing fake currencies, especially (N1000, N500 notes). Also found on him was a piece of fake $100 note.
He allegedly owns a printing machine with which he reels out the counterfeit notes in his Port Harcourt residence.
The security operatives in the period under review equally reportedly held Noble Ngiagia, Ibinatem Agbani Lawson and Samuel Monime Princewill who are members of a Sea pirate gangster that holds sway on waterways in the riverine areas of the state.
The gang was allegedly responsible for various kidnap, robbery and murder cases recorded along the water ways, including the killing in June 23, September 3, and November 18, 2016, four Police officers attached to Marine Police.