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Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Delta, Victims Rescued Unhurt

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Delta State Police Command says it has successfully apprehended suspected kidnappers and rescued a kidnapped victims unhurt, adding that operatives of the command arrested suspected cultist and recovered two Barreta pistols.

SP Edafe Bright Delta Police Command Spokesperson made this to journalists on Friday.

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He explained that in furtherance of the efforts to accelerate the fight against crime, Delta Police Command CP Abaniwonda Olufemi deployed a special squad of Police operatives led by ASP Julius Robinson.

He further explained that the squad, currently stationed in Ughelli, through a high-density operation, has so far arrested six suspected kidnappers, recovered one pump action gun, three Barretta pistols, one revolver pistol, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and they have also rescued three kidnapped victims so far.

He said on 17th April, 2024 at about 2330hrs, while working on the credible intelligence received about a syndicate of armed robbers terrorizing Ughelli and its environs, ASP Julius Robinson led his team, in a sting operation, stormed Sapele Town and arrested the leader of one of the suspected syndicate known as Ibrahim Usman – a 35yrs male indigene of Abaji Town, Kogi State.

“At about 0530hrs of 18th April, 2024, the suspect led the operatives to Itsekiri Road area of Sapele Town, where two (2) of his gang members: Joseph Aondohbmba, 22yrs of Gbeji Community in Logo LGA, Benue State and Collins Ovo (alias “Gbegbes”),  a 23 yrs male suspect from Adeji Community in Okpe LGA, Delta State.

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“The gang leader Ibrahim Usman took the team to his residence at Itsekiri Road, before Macpherson Area of Sapele where a Barretta Pistol hidden under his mattress was recovered. Investigation is ongoing.

“On 24th April, 2024 at about, the team led by ASP Julius Robinson again stormed Ogorode Area of Sapele Town, 0730hrs and arrested one Daniel Okete m” 32 years a native of Jesse Community in Ethiope-West LGA, but resides in Sapele, Delta State.”

“Upon search, a Barretta Pistol was recovered in his residence which he confessed that he bought from one Goodluck Sokutu ‘m’ also in custody, he confessed to being the third in command of Eiye Confraternity in Sapele Town.

“Also, on 25/4/2024 at about 1000hrs, while acting on the confessions from a gun runner already in custody viz Goodluck Sakuta ‘m’ operatives recovered a Barretta Pistol at an uncompleted building in Amukpe area of Sapele where it was hidden. Investigation is ongoing.” He further said.

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SP Bright stated that sequel to a case of kidnapping reported at the ‘A’ Division, Ughellli by the husband of a kidnapped victim (name withheld), who was abducted along Isoko Road Ughellli by unknown hoodlums demanding Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#2,500,000) as ransom for the victim’s release.

He continued that the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Sadiq immediately detailed ASP Julius Robinson to lead his team of operatives on special assignment.

“On 22nd April, 2024 at about 1430 hrs combined teams of police operatives and members of the vigilantes, while armed with technically generated intelligence stormed Eruemukohwarian Community in Ughellli North LGA of Delta State suspected to be the hoodlums’ hideout.

“On sighting the teams, the hoodlums took to their heels, abandoning the victim who was rescued unhurt.”

He revealed that Two (2) of the suspects: Edadfe Akporere ‘m’ 27 years of Eruemukohwarian Community in Ughellli North LGA of Delta State, and Igho Midiraya ‘m’ 34 years of Uvwianughe-Agharo in Ughellli North LGA of Delta were arrested after a hot chase by the police operatives.

He added that the suspects have been identified by the victim, noting that efforts have been intensified to arrest other fleeing gangs.

According to SP Edafe Bright, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi commended, the officers and team members for their relentless efforts in the fight against crime within the Ughelli – Sapele region.

He further assured the public that these achievements, will, without doubt, send a clear message to perpetrators of crime that they will be caught, and mercilessly prosecuted with no fear or favor as provided by the laws of the land.

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