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Police foil kidnap attempt, rescue victim, recover vehicle in Delta

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Police operatives attached to State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) while on Special duty alongside Sapele Divisional patrol team flagged down a Toyota Camry with reg. No. AFM 47 AP with three occupants suspected to have abducted a victim on Saturday.

The incident occurred on Saturday at Okirigwe road, Sapele Community in Sapele’s Local Government Area of Delta state.

According to a statement by the command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, the police recovered one locally made short gun, one cutlass and their operational vehicle which is suspected to have been stolen after the suspects had escaped.

“On 06/08/2022 at about 2300, Police operatives attached to State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) while on a Special duty alongside Sapele Divisional patrol team, flagged down a Toyota Camry with reg. No. AFM 47 AP with three occupants.

“They refused to stop for a search, instead, they drove against traffic in a bid to escape along Okirigwe road, Sapele but were given a tireless chase by the Policemen until they got to a dead end.

“They jump down from the vehicle and escaped into a crowded place. The policemen professionally did not open fire as the reason why they were running has not been established and did not want to hurt innocent persons in the process. When the team got to the abandoned vehicle, they saw a victim (name withheld) tied inside the car who was kidnapped by the suspects.

“He was rescued unhurt and has since reunited with his family. Exhibits recovered include one locally made short gun, one cutlass and their operational vehicle which is suspected to have been stolen. The effort to arrest the fleeing suspects is ongoing.” Police added.

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