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Delta Police Kill Suspected Kidnapper, Arrest Three Others



The Delta State Police Command says it has killed one suspected kidnapper and arrested three others with severe gunshot injuries in Ughelli, Warri.

Suspected kidnapper

The command disclosed this in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Bright Edafe, and posted on its Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The statement said operatives of the command recovered one AK47 rifle, 18 eighteen rounds of 7.6MM ammunition, one double barrel locally made gun, and one suspected stolen GLK Benz.

The statement partly read, “Following reports of kidnapping and armed robbery operations in Ughelli, Warri, and environs, the Deputy Commissioner of Police operations, DCP Johnson Adenola, mandated all divisional police officers in the Command to gather intelligence and ensure that this ugly trend is nipped in the bud.

“In compliance with this directive, on 30/04/2023 at about 13 00hrs, acting on information received via intelligence gathered on an armed robbery gang that snatched one AK47 rifle from a police officer and also allegedly kidnapped and murdered one Godspower Emmanuel ‘m’ after collecting four hundred thousand naira (#400,000) ransom was sited at a hotel in Agbarho, the DPO Ovwian Aladja division, CSP Aliyu Shaba mobilized and led detectives to the area in search of them.

“While the search was ongoing, the suspects sighted the policemen from hiding and opened fire, to which the police equally responded.  During the gun duel, one Felix A.K.A “OBJ” was shot and later confirmed dead at the hospital, while three other suspects namely  Stephen Precious ‘m’ 19yrs old,  GodstimeSunday ‘m’ 28yrs old,  and Apene Prince ‘m’ 28yrs old,  were arrested with various degrees of bullet injuries.”

Other items recovered, the statement disclosed, include, “One English double barrel gun, 11 Android phones, two button phones, one long knife, one suspected stolen white coloured GLK Mercedes Benz with reg. no YAB 733 BK, two bottles of codeine, two wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp.”

Suspected kidnapper

The statement added that investigations were ongoing in the case.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedum Orji has been impeached.

Hon. Orji was impeached by members of the assembly on Tuesday.

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