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Police Rescue Kidnap Victim In Delta



Police Rescue Kidnap Victim In Delta

By Daniel Dafe

On Wednesday at about 10.15p.m., Police operatives in Agbarho Police Division, rescued a kidnap victim (name witheld).

A statememt on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, said that the policemen acted on a tip-off that the victim was kidnapped at Ugborikoko,and the kidnappers were heading toward Agbarho with the victim’s car.

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According to the statememt, “the DPO Agbarho Division deployed operatives to the Warri-Ughelli express-way to carry out intensive stop and search with a view to rescuing the victim and arrest of the suspects.”

He added that while the Police were carrying out this task painstakingly, they intercepted a Mercedez GLK SUV (registration number withheld) that matches the description of the victim’s vehicle.

“The suspect Oghenetega Ovwa ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Ugborikoko, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested and upon searching the vehicle, one pump action gun with six (6) rounds of cartridges were recovered.”

Continuing, he said that during the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to being a member of the kidnapping gang that earlier kidnapped the owner of the GLK.

“He led the team to their hideout at Ugborikoko in Uvwie LGA. On arrival at the hideout, his gang members engaged the Police in a gun duel. The suspect was hit during the heavy gun duel, while other members of the gang escaped. The victim was rescued unhurt and reunited with his family,” the police said.

The suspect, who sustained serious gunshot injuries during the gun duel, was taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.


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