Police Nab Two suspects, Rescues Four Abducted Victims

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have rescued four kidnapped victims from their abductor’s den in the forest.
It was gathered that on April 19, 2021, at about 0332hrs, information was received by the Divisional Police Officer, Oghara Division, CSP Jimoh Hassan, that one Solomon Otomierewo of Ibori Road, Oghara and his girlfriend, one Rukewe Urhiephroune, were kidnapped while returning to their house by four armed men who blocked his unregistered Mercedes GLK and took them to a bush along Koko Road. 

 On receipt of the information, the DPO swiftly mobilised patrol teams and vigilantes to the bush where information had it that the kidnappers took the victims to. 

 The kidnappers, on sighting the headlights of the police patrol vehicles, all fled in different directions abandoning the victims. Consequently, the police were able to rescue the victims unhurt. 

 Through technical intelligence, the victims’ Mercedes Benz GLK was later traced to Oviore near Isiokolo in Ethiope East Local Government Area where, with the assistance of the army, two of the suspected kidnappers, one Oghenetewhe, surname unknown, and Gift, surname unknown, were arrested and the vehicle recovered from them.

 The acting Police Public Relations Officer for the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, told our correspondent that investigation is ongoing on the matter while a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is in top gear. 

 Also, on April 18, at about 2050hrs, sequel to a tip-off that some hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers were operating along Ogor-Ivwreni Road, the Divisional Police Officer, ‘A’ Division, Ughelli mobilized and led patrol teams to the scene. 

 The patrol teams succeeded in rescuing one Ovwenu Augustine and Victor Orogunu who sustained gunshot injuries on his right leg. 

 The police rushed the victims to the hospital for treatment. 

 Exhibits recovered from the scene included one Corolla ash in colour with Reg. No. GBJ 73 FD Delta, one Hyundai black in colour Reg. No. WWR 180 PR Delta and one Benz 200E white in colour with Reg. No. CL 193 ABJ Abuja. 

 The police spokesman said that investigation is ongoing, while members of the public were urged not to keep quiet when there is any suspicious movement in their area saying that timely information to the police can lead to the arrest of these hoodlums. 

 Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, in his effort to bring crime to a minimum level in the state has mandated DPOs to embark on continuous raiding of criminal hideouts in a bid to nip crime in the bud and ensure that all Deltans sleep with their two eyes closed. 

 In this regard, the CP said, intensive stop and search, intelligence gathering and cultivation of informant are vital. 

 The CP urged members of the public to continue to support the Command like they have been doing by giving useful information to the police that will help in policing the state, and the police in return will ensure that they are protected.

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