A middle aged man, Basoene Wariboko from Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State says he was arrested on an allege charge of conspiring and kidnapping a traditional ruler from Andoni Local Government Area.
Basoene made this revelation when he paid a thank you visit with the Rivers State Civil Society Organization to the office of the state Commissioner of Police at the commands headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Basoene who narrated his ordeal in the hands of anti-kidnapping unit said he was arrested during a meeting, detained and leg-chained for one months and 19 days in the cell without water and food.
He said he wondered that he was allege to have conspire with his niece, who is at large and from Andoni to kidnapped the king, noting that he could not remembered when last he had talked with the said boy.
He added that despite the visit of his family to the unit, they bluntly refused them seeing him, not until the involvement of Rivers State Civil Society Organization who took the matter to the state Commissioner of Police.
Basoene said a one on one interrogation was carried out in the presence of the CP, after which he ordered that he be released, and commended the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka for his intervention.
He stated that the CP was a God sent, noting that he would have been in jail on an issue he doesn’t known.
He also commended the Civil Society Organization and the media in the state for the prompt action taken.
Earlier, the chairman of the Rivers State Civil Society Organization, Enefa Georgewill commended the CP for using his good office to release Basoene Wariboko who was wrongly accused of kidnapping and detained.
He also commended the improvement of security in the state since assumption of office of the CP and called his attention to the rising case of human part selling.
He added that some victims had call that the incident occurred in Etche Local Government Area and some part of Onelga.
He urged the command to beam their searchlight on such flash points, in other to arrest the perpetrators.
Responding, the Commissioner of Police, CP Friday Eboka vowed to deal with any erring office who oppressed the citizen or disband any unit with such records of dehumanizing Rivers people.
He pointed out that he had disbanded such unit like Eagle crack unit who were oppressing the citizens.
CP Eboka lamented the rate at which the unknown gunmen killed their officers, but added that from reliable information such gunmen were linked to be lPOB and assured that such killings will not be accepted as all those involve if cut will face the wrath of the law.
He called for the collaboration of Rivers people in policing them, and urged that prompt information should be given to the police for prompt actions.