The Ebonyi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it foiled an alleged kidnap attempt and also rescued a victim from ‘one chance vehicle’ operators.
The Sector Commander, Mrs. Stella Uchegbu, stated this in a statement on Thursday, NAN reports.
Uchegbu stated that the corps patrol team at Igbeagu, Izzi Local Government Area, rescued a female commuter who unfortunately entered a one-chance vehicle at Sharon Junction, Onuebeonyi.
“The team successfully rescued the lady who was held captive by the kidnappers in a Toyota Avensis car, heading for Ogoja in Cross River from Abakiliki.
“The team noticed that a woman was screaming for help inside the vehicle and dragging the steering with the driver.
“On sensing danger, the team pursued the vehicle and succeeded in rescuing the woman,” she said.
Uchegbu noted that the driver of the vehicle was arrested while the other occupants escaped.
“The patrol team also recovered the sum of N160, 000, which the woman said the suspected kidnappers forcefully collected from her.
“The team took the suspect and the woman to the police headquarters in Abakaliki, while the money was returned to the woman.
“The vehicle used for the alleged operation was also handed over to the police,” she added.