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Police Nab Man Who Masterminded Kidnap Of His Elder Brother, Other Family Members In Delta



Police Nab Man Who Masterminded Kidnap Of His Elder Brother, Other Family Members In Delta

By Daniel Dafe

Police operatives in Delta State have arrested Eseoghene Ezekiel Obeje, a member of Eiye confraternity, who faked his own kidnap and is also suspected to have masterminded the kidnap of his brother and other family members, resulting in the death of his sister-in-law, Regina Ogana.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, revealed how the suspect was arrested.

According to the statement, “the Command has been investigating the murder of one Regina Ogana ‘f’ who was kidnapped alongside her husband and other members of her family on 02/08/2023 .”

He added that “the Command received another distress call from the husband of the deceased that one of his brothers, Eseoghene Ezekiel Obeje ‘m’ aged 28 made a suspicious call to him that he was kidnapped and that the kidnappers were demanding a ransom of Five Hundred Thousand Naira only (#500,000) and money was transferred into the said Eseoghene’s account as his ransom.”

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Continuing, he said that “the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, gave a marching order to the DPO Oreropke Division to embark on an intelligence-led investigation and ensure that the perpetrators are arrested.”

“Consequently, on 11/08/2023, at about 1145hrs acting on technically generated information, operatives of the Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol team led by the DPO CSP Paul E. Oboware stormed Odovie community Ughelli North LGA and arrested the said Eseoghene Ezekiel Obeje at the same spot where the sum of One Million Three Hundred Thousand Naira (#1,300,000.00) was earlier paid as ransom for the release of his elder brother and husband of the deceased.”

The police said the suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.


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