Police Operatives in Delta State have rescued Two kidnapped victims unhurt, at Oghara-Ugbenu link and successfully reunited them with their family.
DSP Bright Edafe Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command made this known in a press briefing held at Delta State Command Headquarters. Asaba.
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He said on 30th Aug. 2023 at about 1330hours, the DPO Oghara division received a distress call that two persons were suspected to have been kidnapped at Oghara-Ugbenu link road and their whereabouts not known.
He said in an ingenious display of crime fighting craft, the Divisional Police Officer of Oghara CSP Olasunkanmi Musiliu, while working on credible and technically generated information, led a combined team of police operatives of the Division, Anti-Cult Unit, SIB Unit, and the local vigilante groups into Oghara-Ugbenu Forest on the 31st of August 2023, at about 11:30 am.
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He added that the operatives relentlessly combed the forest which forced the kidnappers to abandon the victims and escaped.
He revealed that the operatives rescued the two kidnapped victims unhurt and have since reunited with their families.
According to him, Four live cartridges; one Tecno Spark phone; one ATM card; and three sim cards of different telecommunication networks were recovered from the scene.
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He pointed out that regardless of the victim’s rescue, according to him, efforts are on top gear to ensure the arrest of the fleeing suspected kidnappers.
DSP Edafe, however maintained that in a similar momentous effort, the SAFE DELTA SQUAD recovered a Beretta Pistol from one Michael Danjuma ‘M’. On 1st Sep. 2023 at about 0735 hours, while acting on a complaint received from a distress caller (name withheld), the Commander of the Safe Delta detailed operatives who stormed the Ogbezoma qtrs, Okpanam where the aforementioned suspect, Michael Danjuma was arrested.
“Upon investigation, it was revealed that the 23-year-old suspect who is a native of Latang in Plateau state but resides in Hausa Market by Custom Okpanam majors in vandalizing cables.
“A Search Warrant was promptly executed at his premises; and upon a thorough search of his place of residence, the following exhibits were recovered: One Beretta Pistol, one magazine, some vandalized cables, two ATM Cards, and one steel pair of scissors.”
“The suspect is in custody and will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.”
He revealed that in another development, while adhering to the directives of the Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass, to maintain alertness, adopt more visibility patrol and proactive policing within the command, a team of Eagle Net Special Squad Operatives on the 31st of August, 2023, at about 0900hours acting on credible information, stormed a hideout at Isieke Quarters, Asaba, and arrested one Chimuanya Francis Onwusonye ‘M’.
He explained that 30-year-old male suspect who resides in Onitsha, Anambra State was searched on the spot and One Beretta Pistol with four rounds of live ammunition was recovered from him.
Adding that the suspect was immediately taken into custody, and investigation is ongoing.
Delta Police Command PPRO further stated that in light of the achievements, the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass reiterates that the command will not fold its arms and watch miscreants break the law.
He further stated that knowing the ember months are usually marked by an increasing spate of crime, he appealed to the general public to be very alert, and that security is everyone’s business.
He further reassured the effective dedication in curbing the measure of crime in the state.
CP Wale Abass consequently solicited support from the entire citizenry by way of giving useful information to the Police, reaffirming that the command is proactive and working tirelessly to protect the lives and properties of the inhabitants of Delta State.
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