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Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper, Leader Of 6-Man-Gang In Ozoro




– Nab Suspected Armed Robber, Recover Vehicle In Warri

By Daniel Dafe, Abraka

Police on Tuesday arrested a suspected kidnapper, Oghenefegor Francis, aged 28years in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta.

According to a statement by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, the suspect was arrested when the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ozoro, CSP Ogedengbe Areguamen acting on a tip off, led police operatives with the assistance of some vigilantes in a raid of a criminal hideout at Aradhe community.

The suspect is the leader of a six man gang, who allegedly kidnapped one Williams Aduenwomah ‘m’ of Ozoro Community on the 27th of March, 2021.

Four of the gang members have earlier been arrested.

A locally made single barrel gun was recovered from Francis.

The police spokesman added that investigation is ongoing

In a related development, based on tip off, the Divisional Police Officer, ‘A’ Division, Warri, CSP T.Y Mahmud, mobilized Quick Response Team on a trail that led to the arrest of Nnachi Cypraim, one of the prime suspects mentioned in the then confessional statement of the gang leader of an armed robbery syndicate, Gift Famous popularly known as Bubune who was earlier arrested.

The police image maker disclosed that Cypraim hails from Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. He was arrested at Shoprite Warri in connection with series of car snatch at gun point.

The suspect allegedly confessed to the crime when he was arrested and also identified Bubune as his friend and inmate at Oko Prison, Benin.

The suspect further led the team to Otokutu in recovery of snatched/stolen Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. FKJ 86 ET gold in colour which was fraudulently changed to black colour.

Other exhibits recovered include a forged international driver license with the name and picture of Bubune.

The police said investigation is ongoing.


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