Rivers State Police have rescued a mother of two, Mrs Chizoba Eke who was declared missing after they been found her in a septic tank in an uncompleted building at Igwuruta community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Mrs Eke who was kidnapped from her home with her six months old baby on August 17, 2020, was thrown into the septic tank after several beatings from her abductor.
Luck, however, ran out on her abductor as he was caught by the Police on stop-and-search with the victim’s baby at Omerelu, the boundary Community between Rivers and Imo State.
Speaking to journalists, the husband of the victim, Mr. Eke Eke said he was invited by the Police to come to identify the baby having lodged a complaint about his missing wife and the baby.
Mr. Eke said the suspect is known to him in the area as Mr. Chinedu. He said the suspect, Chinedu, had attempted to rape his wife when she was pregnant.
On her part, Mrs Eke who was in pains due to the head injuries she sustained during her ordeal, said the suspect came to her house claiming that her husband wants her to come to his (suspects) house and collect some money and that was when she was abducted.
Meanwhile, Pastor of Assemblies of God Church, Omoduku in Igwuruta where the family worships, Reverend Clinton Orie, noted that it was the grace of God that kept the woman alive for three days inside the septic tank.
SP Nnamdi Omoni, the Spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command confirmed the incident and said the victim is receiving medical attention, while an investigation is on.