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Delta Police Foil Kidnap Operation, Rescue Victim, Recover Stolen Vehicle, Live Ammunition



Delta Police Foil Kidnap Operation, Rescue Victim, Recover Stolen Vehicle, Live Ammunition

By Daniel Dafe

Police operatives in Delta State on Thursday rescued a man kidnapped in Sapele.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He said: “On 17/8/2023 at about 2035 hours, the DPO Oghara police station received information from members of the community that some persons suspected to be kidnappers were sighted in a white Benz GLK with reg. No ABC-448-HC around Ogharake community.

“The DPO Oghara swiftly mobilized and led a team of the Command’s Anti-cult unit alongside the divisional patrol team to the area with the support of community youth and local vigilantes.

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“The team embarked on a serious patrol of the area until about 2150 hours when the policemen sighted the said vehicle and on getting closer to the vehicle, the hoodlums abandoned the car and escaped into the bush.”

The statement added that “upon search of the vehicle, the kidnapped victim was rescued and twenty (20) rounds of 7.62 AK-47 live ammunition were recovered.”

Continuing, he said that “investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped in Sapele at the entrance of his apartment on the same date at about 1900 hours.

“The victim has since been reunited with his family while manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass while commending the efforts of the DPO and his men, also assured members of the public that the command will continue to embark on a more proactive and intelligence-led operation to see that these criminal elements are completely flushed out of the state.

The CP urged members of the public to assist the Police by providing useful, timely, and credible information that will aid in crime fighting.

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