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Police Neutralize Kidnapper, Rescue Victim, Apprehend Notorious Gang, Recover Vehicle

ByHybrid News

Aug 2, 2023

On July 29, 2023, during a police patrol team attached to Ebrumede Police Station at Fupre junction in Effurun, a suspected kidnapper met his end while attempting to escape.

During a routine stop and search, the officers flagged down a Lexus car, and its occupants immediately jumped out, with one of them brandishing a double-barrel gun.

A chase ensued, resulting in the neutralization of the suspect carrying the firearm.

While searching the vehicle, the police found a kidnapped victim, who was blindfolded.

The victim narrated that he was kidnapped by the suspects on the same date along Jakpa Road in Effurun, Uvwie LGA.

Efforts are underway to apprehend the remaining suspects involved in the kidnapping.

In another successful operation, acting on credible intelligence, the DPO Owvian Aladja Division led a surveillance team to a scrap yard in Ekpan on July 28, 2023, resulting in the arrest of the gang leader, Ojokor Jeffrey, aged 22, who had been terrorizing the Warri–Sapelle Road.

Further interrogation of the suspect led to the arrest of several other gang members.

Among those apprehended were Musa Amadu (27), Abu Mohammed (30), Mohammed Saidu (23), Anas Idris (20), Abubakra Muktar (23), and Kamilu Alasa (21).

The police recovered two locally made double-barrel guns and eleven live cartridges from the gang. An ongoing investigation is expected to bring to light more details about their criminal activities.

On July 30, 2023, the Delta State Police Command received a distress call from Ondo State, alerting them that a stolen Toyota Hilux was suspected to be in Delta State.

With relevant information in hand, the CP immediately deployed the CP-Decoy squad to conduct an intelligence-led investigation.

After trailing the vehicle to Patani, the DPO Patani was alerted, and a police patrol team successfully recovered the stolen vehicle with registration number OD 231 A10.

Two suspects, Tochukwu Nnamani (22) and Chukwuma Unue (38), both from Rivers State, were arrested.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle belonged to the Ondo State Government but was taken from its location in Owo town. The case will be transferred to the Ondo State Police Command for further action.

In the same vein, following the appointment of a new DPO to Ekpan Division and with a directive from the Delta State CP, Wale Abass, to tackle crime in the area, a stakeholders’ meeting was held with residents.

During the meeting, the DPO urged those in possession of illegal firearms to surrender their weapons voluntarily.

Responding to this call, some residents of Ekpan came forward and surrendered several arms, including a G-3 rifle, one SMG rifle, four English pump-action guns, two locally made guns, and two locally fabricated pistols.

The DPO promptly mobilized his team, leading to the successful recovery of the surrendered weapons. Efforts to ensure the complete sanitization of Ekpan community and its surroundings continue.

These incidents highlight the dedication and bravery of the Delta State Police in their efforts to combat crime and ensure the safety of residents.

The public is encouraged to cooperate with law enforcement agencies by providing vital information to curb criminal activities in the state.

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