Detectives from Delta State Police Command, at the weekend rescued two kidnap suspects from being mobbed.
The suspects, Oti Shevire, 32years and Amos had earlier abducted a 17 year old boy in Warri, Delta State, when they were sighted by some residents.
It was gathered that those who saw the suspects driving away with the kidnapped victim raised the alarm that led to the arrest of the suspects.
No sooner than the arrest was made that many youths started gathering around the spot.
But before any decision could be reached by those who sighted them, the crowd descended on the two suspects with sticks and were about to set them on fire when a team of policemen attached to Eagle-Net on patrol along Effurun roundabout, Warri, arrived the scene.
Delta State Police Spokesperson, DSP Edafe Bright, who confirmed the incident said the police team were attracted to the scene by the large crowd beating the two suspects.
Edafe, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the officer rescued the suspects from the mob.
“On the spot inquiry, it was discovered that they were suspected kidnappers. A woman also accused the boys of kidnapping her 17 year old son earlier that day. The two suspects, Oti Shevire, 32 and Amos (surname unknown), confessed to the crime.
“They also led the Policemen to their hideout, where the victim was rescued, and is currently receiving treatment. Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing” he added.
The Delta State Police Spokesman also urged residents to desist from carrying out jungle justice on any suspect, adding that no one has the right to take laws into his or her hands.
He said anyone found culpable will face the full wrath of the law.
“The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Police Command, Ali Mohammed Ari, also assured Deltans that the Command is determined to reduce crime to the barest level in the State.
He appealed to residents to trust the process and believe in the Command as criminal arrested will not go unpunished” he said.