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Kidnapped Victim Escapes, Leads Police To Hoodlums’ Hideout In Udu

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By Daniel Dafe

A kidnapped victim (name withheld) on Monday escaped from the custody of his abductors in Owhorode Udu in Udu Local Government Area, Delta State.

Unknown armed hoodlums are said to have carried out the abduction on the 12th of January, 2022, at about 10.30p.m in front of the victim’s house and took him to an unknown destination along with his vehicle.

According to a statement by the police spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, the said victim escaped at about 10 p.m. on Monday and contacted the DPO Otu-Jeremi Division.

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“The DPO, Ovwian-Aladja Division was immediately contacted by the DPO Otu-Jeremi Division and on receipt of this information, he swiftly mobilized and led police operatives to the scene.”

The hoodlums on sighting the police escaped. Upon searching their hideout, one cut to size locally made gun, one Beretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition, one handcuff, six assorted phones, nineteen sim cards, one UBA ATM card, one wristwatch, one jackknife and cash sum of thirty five thousand naira (N35, 000) were recovered.

Manhunt for other suspects who are at large is ongoing.

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