The Rivers State Police Command has arrested two persons accused of kidnapping and burying alive Praise Daakian, a former Community Development Committee Chairman in Kereken-Boue, Khana Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, disclosed this on Monday during his first news conference in Port Harcourt, the state capital.


The suspects were identified as Baridapdo Igia, 33, and Elvis Gordon, 26.

The Rivers police chief said the suspects collected N200,000 from the victim’s wife as part of the ransom payment before going ahead to bury him alive.


While noting that the suspects confessed to the murder, Disu stated that two kidnappers were apprehended after a neighborhood sweep.

He stated,


“On the day of resumption, I had before me a security deficit in many areas of Rivers State. One of those areas was Khana Local Government, and we immediately deployed tactical units to quell the situation.

“After concluding intense surveillance on November 15, in separate crack operations, men of the Anti-Cultism Unit arrested Baridapdo Igia, 33, and Elvis Gordon, 26, two suspected armed robbers and kidnappers in Kereken-Boue community of Khana Local Government Area.”

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