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Police rescue kidnap victim, arrest armed robbery suspect, recover guns in Delta



By Sunday Onye, Senior Correspondent

Following the kidnapped of a suspected victim (name withheld) from Ugolo community in Okpe LGA, the Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass PSC immediately gave a marching order to the DPO Orerokpe, CSP Paul Oboware to activate all mechanism and ensured that the kidnapped victim is rescued unhurt.

This is according to a statement signed by the state police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe on Monday.

The statement reads, “In line with the CP’s directive, on 10/11/2023 at about 1900 hours, the DPO embarked on a technically intelligence-led investigation, mobilised men, and stormed their hideout at Ugolo Community. The kidnappers on noticing that the police were closing in on them, relocated the victim to Erueni Community while negotiating for ransom. Again, the team relentlessly trailed these miscreants to their new hideout, where they were eventually forced to abandon the kidnapped victim in an uncompleted building and escape. The victim was rescued unhurt and has since been reunited with his family. Effort to arrest the fleeing suspects is ongoing”

Again, “on 08/11/2023 at about 1645hrs, operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad acting on credible information stormed Ugolo Community in Okpe LGA where one Israel Akitia ‘m’ aged 34yrs was arrested during search of his residence one locally fabricated cut-to-size gun with three (03) live cartridges were recovered. Investigation is ongoing. In another development, on 09/11/2023 at about 1405hrs, while the Police visibility patrol team from Agbarho division were on stop and search duty alongside local vigilante along Five Junction axis, Agbarho, they sighted two (02) adult male suspects who on sighting the patrol team, threw their bag away, and took to their heels into a nearby bush. A further search was done on the bag, and one {01} locally fabricated pistol was recovered. Exhibit is in custody, and effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects”.

The Commissioner of Police CP. Wale Abass wished to congratulate Deltans for the relatively peaceful ember months so far. “This is not only down to the resolute of the command but also due to the cooperation the command is getting from members of the public.

The CP encouraged members of the public to reach out to the police on noticing any suspicious movement or person in their environment through the contacts of the Command Control Room: (08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287) or the PPRO Office: (09155570007; 09155570008); “visit the nearest Police Station or the PPRO’s Office.”.