The Delta Police Command said it rescued a man abducted by kidnappers in the Ugborikoko area of the state on the 28th of December.
Gang Members Open Fire On Arrested Colleague As Delta Police Command Rescue Kidnapped Victim
The command also said one of the suspected kidnappers lost his life in the process.
The spokesman of the command, Bright Edafe stated this in a statement issued on Friday and posted on the command’s Twitter handle.
Edafe explained that acting on a tip-off that the victim was kidnapped at Ugborikoko, and the kidnappers were heading toward Agbarho with the victim’s car, the DPO Agbarho Division deployed operatives to the Warri-Ughelli express-way to carry out intensive stop and search to rescue the victim and arrest of the suspects.
According to him, while the police were painstakingly carrying out the task, they intercepted a Mercedez GLK SUV that matches the description of the victim’s vehicle.
“The suspect Oghenetega Ovwa ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Ugborikoko, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested and upon searching the vehicle, one pump action gun with six (6) rounds of cartridges were recovered,” the statement reads.
“During the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the kidnapping gang that earlier kidnapped the owner of the GLK.
“He led the team to their hideout at Ugborikoko in Warri South LGA. On arrival at the hideout, his gang members engaged the police in a gun duel, the suspect was hit during the heavy gun duel, while other members of the gang escaped.
“The victim was rescued unhurt and reunited with his family.
“The suspect, who sustained serious gunshot injuries during the gun duel, was taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.”
The police image maker said the manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.
30th December 2022
RESCUE OF A KIDNAPPED VICTIM, DEATH OF A SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER, AND RECOVERY OF ONE PUMP ACTION GUN AND CARTRIDGES pic.twitter.com/RPT5lF9mfW
— Delta State Police Command (@DeltaPoliceNG) December 30, 2022
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported how a 26-year-old suspected ATM fraudster, Emmanuel Okorafor has been arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command.