Photos: Nigerian Student Kidnapped In New York Rescued, 6 Suspects Charged
December 8, 2015 – Pictures: Nigerian Student Kidnapped In New York Rescued, 6 Suspects Charged
Meet Ani Okeke Ewo, a young Nigerian student kidnapped at gunpoint on Sunday in New York.
21-year-old Okeke was kidnapped alongside his colleague at the University of Rochester on the 5th of December. The victims were tortured by their kidnappers in a home where they were kept for hours before SWAT team finally rescued them.
Six criminals have been arrested and charged in connection with the kidnap.
Rochester police revealed the identities of the suspects as 23-year-old Dennis Perez, 20-year-old Leah Gigliotti, 19-year-old Samantha Hughes, 19-year-old Ruth Lora, 26-year-old Lydell Strickland and 19-year-old Inalia Rolldan.
There were all charged with 2nd-degree kidnapping.
Ani Okeke Ewo suffered gunshot wounds to the leg. He is currently being treated at the hospital.