December 1, 2023

Police rescue four kidnap victims, recover weapons in Delta

Police rescue four kidnap victims, recover weapons in Delta

Operatives of the Delta State Police have rescued four kidnapped victims unhurt and recovered one Makarov pistol and four new-locally fabricated cut-to-size guns.

The security men acted on information of the kidnap incident reported at Orerokpe Division of four persons (names withheld) all residents of Orerokpe while in transit along Abraka-Eku expressway by Orerokpe Bridge, Okpe LGA.

The kidnappers were demanding N10,000,000.00 ransom, while the DPO, Orerokpe Division, CSP Paul Oboware, in a swift response led a team of policemen, with the active support of troops of the Nigerian Army and members of Oreorokpe community vigilantes, trailed the kidnappers into the adjoining bushes using technically generated intelligence.

They combed the bushes relentlessly putting pressure on the kidnappers who on sighting the rescue team hastily abandoned the victims and took to their heels.

Consequently, all the kidnapped victims were rescued and taken to the hospital where they were treated, discharged, and have since been reunited with their families.

In a related development, the command also arrested one Sunday Yerakpo, 35-year-old male suspect, who hails from Orhuwhorun for concealling the four new-locally fabricated cut-to-size guns under the seat of his red QLINK motorcycle (REG NO JRT178VH).

The command equally apprehended one Prince Diegbegha, 25, a native of Ogulagha community with one Makarov pistol.

DSP Edafe Bright, Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Delta State, Command , who confirmed the incident, said efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects were ongoing.

He said the suspects and exhibit are in custody and investigation is ongoing.

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