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Police debunk rumoured abduction of youth leader in Delta, say he was arrested

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The Delta State Police Command has said the Sapele Community Youth chairman identified as Egbejule who alleged to be kidnapped in Sapele local government area, Delta state, was not abducted but was arrested.

The news of his abduction was reported by some online newspapers on Thursday morning.

According to a report, the Chairman went to play football at Ogodo Primary School in Ajogodo Area, Sapele, when the kidnappers shot sporadically and took him to awaiting vehicle and escaped on Wednesday.

It was gathered the incident caused pandemonium in the area as residents scampered for safety as youths in Ajogodo came out in their numbers, Thursday morning and blocked the major road leading to Ogodo Primary School.

When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe said the Sapele Community Youth president was arrested and not kidnapped.

He advised journalists to verify information before going to the press. He retorted, “nobody kidnapped him but was arrested.”