Kidnappers of a senior official of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, identified as John Ihenacho, have killed him after collecting ransom.
Ihenacho was said to have been abducted by his captors in Ndoki community in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State last week
It was learnt that the victim was later buried in a shallow grave, even as sources said that ransom was paid in foreign currency.
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said some of the suspected kidnappers had been arrested. He added that the suspects confessed to the crime and took security operatives to where the late NNPC official was buried.
“I can confirm to you that we have arrested some of the suspects involved in the crime and investigation is ongoing. The State Police Command is after other members of the kidnap gang that killed the NNPC official,” the state police spokesman said.