6 Arrested in Abduction of 2 University of Rochester Students


Authorities have arrested and charged six people in connection with the abduction of two University of Rochester seniors over the weekend, the New York Daily News reports

The six suspects are accused of beating and shooting at least one of the two 21-year-olds, Ani Okeke Ewo and Nicholas Kollias, who were lured to a suspected drug den near the upstate-New York campus and held against their will for most of the weekend.


On Sunday a SWAT team rescued the two young men, who were then transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Rochester residents Lydell Strickland, 26; Dennis Perez, 23; Leah Gigliotti, 20; and Pittsford, N.Y., resident Samantha Hughes, 19, were all arrested on a first-degree kidnapping charge.

The other two alleged accomplices—Inalia Rolldan and Ruth Lora, both 19-year-olds from Rochester—were charged with second-degree kidnapping. 

Read more at the New York Daily News

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