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6-man kidnap, robbery syndicate arrested in Delta

The Nigeria Police Delta state command says it has successfully arrested a six-man kidnapping and robbery syndicate who allegedly kidnapped couple emptied their bank account through bank transfer before releasing them.

DSP Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer, Delta state Command, Asaba made this known in a statement.

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He said on 15th May, 2023, a victim (name withheld) of kidnapping/armed robbery reported at Ovwian Aladja Police station that he was intercepted by some suspected kidnappers who abducted him and his wife and put them in the trunk of their car, drove them to an unknown destination, where they emptied his bank account through bank transfer before releasing them.

He also said the DPO discovered that a similar case was also reported on the 7th of April 2023 by another victim, and coincidentally, the modus operandi of the suspects were the same.

“The DPO Ovwian Aladja division CSP Aliyu Shaba, detailed detectives to carry out a discreet and intelligence led investigation and ensure that these suspects are arrested and brought to book.”

“On 20th May, 2023, following a series of intelligence led investigations, the detectives arrested a POS operator (name withheld) whose account these hoodlums always transfer money from their victims account.

The PPRO explained that POS operator who claimed ignorance of the antecedents of these suspects cooperated and availed the police with credible information that led to the arrest of the gang leader named Adim Lucky Onweiyali ‘m’ age 33yrs on 1st June 2023.

According to him, the suspect led the police to the houses of other gang members and also to the house of one Akporido Stanley ‘m’ age 56yrs who hide the weapon for them.

He explained that one locally made gun, and three live cartridges were recovered, explaining that Suspects are in custody, and investigation is ongoing.

DSP Edafe similarly said on 3rd June, 2023, while police operatives attached to Ekpan Police station were on stop and search duty, they intercepted a tricycle carrying four occupants.

He added that one of the passengers jumped and escaped, when the tricycle was searched, one locally made cut-to-size gun and four live cartridges were recovered.

His other two accomplices, namely Ogheneovo Abdnego ‘m’ age 17yrs, Chidi Okpanachi ‘m’ aged 31 years, were arrested, though they claimed the gun belong to their friend who escaped. Investigation is ongoing.”

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DSP Bright Edefe similarly pointed out that on 2nd June, 2023, the DPO Ozoro police division received a distress call from a victim whose motorcycle was stolen some time ago that he sighted his motorcycle at a filling station in Ozoro.

He maintained that operatives were quickly mobilized, and they arrested the duo of Chibuike Ochula ‘m’ aged 30yrs and Izuchi Uzochi ‘m’ aged 20yrs, and the motorcycle recovered.

“The suspects later led the police operatives to Kwale, where three other stolen motorcycles were recovered. Suspects are in custody, and investigation is ongoing.”

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CP Wale Abass commended officers and men of the command for their resolute in fighting crime, and he also encouraged residents of the state to trust the police and report any suspicious happening around them.

He also noted that the arrest of the six man kidnapping syndicate by the Ovwian Aladja Division, the command was able to arrest them because their victims refused to chicken out and he commended the victims for trusting the police and taking the bold step to report the matter.



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