Kidnapped Lebanese-born Nollywood actor, Bilal Nosser a.k.a Mr B has been rescued by the Rivers State Police Command.
The actor who was being taken to Ndashi forest in Etche local government Area of the Rivers State by his abductors, was rescued by a police team attached to Okehi police headquarters during a sting operation administered on Saturday May 9.
Nosser’s Toyota Venza which was also seized by his abductors, was recovered by the police team.
Recounting his ordeal after being rescued, Nosser said he was lured from his residence in Owerri with a fake business and movie deal by the suspected leader of the criminal gang who introduced himself as Clifford.
“I awakened around 9a.m on Friday, after my Ramadan fasting and night prayers, I saw a message on my iPad Phone, that said, Mr. B, please call me I even have a business for you.
“I dialed the amount , his photograph pooped up, then I asked who he was, he introduced himself as Mr. Clifford and quickly added that he features a business on behalf of me .
“He continued, there’s this new hotel we’ll such as you to require over its management and again we also are making a replacement film, we’d like a man and that we know that your an actor and stays at Owerri, so you’ve got to return over let’s discuss it.
“He then told me where i will be able to meet together with his driver somewhere around Imo Airport junction, who will come and convey me to the said hotel on behalf of me to ascertain it and thereafter, we discuss the business.”
“Mr. Clifford gave the driving force my telephone number , and equally gave mine to the him (the driver), once I need to the place (Arab contractors), I called the driving force and informed him that i used to be there, in but two minutes the driving force was already standing before me, he asked if i used to be Mr. B. I said yes.
“We continued to run inside lonely bush part, in villages, i started to wish inside me, then we need to an isolated area, some persons rushed out from the forest, they began to beat me with cutlass, that they had one locally made gun, they were beating me everywhere , my mouth, face, back, neck they was saying, today you don enter, all the cash you’ve got in your checking account you want to use your ATM to transfer all to us today otherwise we’ll cut you into pieces, they continued to hit me.
“I was shocked confused over what was happening, because within the last 30 years I even have been during this country, Owerri precisely, I even have never been attacked any day.
“After, those folks that beat me, joined us within the car, they were pushing and hitting me to enter the car, by now the vehicle was tight, they were three in number, I managed to squize myself within the middle.”
The State commissioner , Mr. Joseph Mukan confirmed the rescue of the Lebanese and arrest of 1 of his captors identified as Faith Nwagor.
“Operatives of the Okehi police headquarters led by the DPO during a bunco last night stormed a forest in Ndashi, Etche government Area, where they rescued Mr. Bilal Nosser, popularly referred to as Mr. B.
“Bilal Nosser may be a renowned Nollywood actor, who was kidnapped in Imo State and brought to a forest in Ndashi, where he was rescued by the DPO and his team.
“In the course of his rescue, one among the members of the gang by the name Nwagor Faith ‘m’ who was keeping watch him was arrested, while others took to flight. He has made useful confessions and named other members of his criminal gang.
“Also, the Toyota Venza belonging to the victim has been recovered.”
Efforts are intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the gang and also recover their operational weapons.
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