Ani Okeke Ewo, a 21-year-old student and cornerback at the University of Rochester was on Saturday December 5 kidnapped. Ani of Aurora, Illinois, pictured left and Kollias of Northbrook, Illinois (right), were abducted and held hostage, and one suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
According to a police statement, the young men were rescued Sunday night from a home were they were hidden by their abductors. It is not clear why they were targeted but Police believe it was a premeditated attack.
Six people have been charged in connection with kidnap. Rochester police announced the suspects as Lydell Strickland, 26, Dennis Perez, 23, and Leah Gigliotti, 20, all of Rochester, and Samantha Hughes, 19, of Pittsford, were charged with first-degree kidnapping. Inalia Rolldan, 19, and Ruth Lora, 19, both of Rochester, were charged with second-degree kidnapping.