Delta Police Nab Suspected Kidnapper, Rescue Three Victims

Says the suspect and the recovered items have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigations.
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The Delta State Police Command has publicised the rescue of three abducted victims and the apprehension of a suspected kidnapper in the Egbudu-Akah community area of the state.

SP Bright Edafe, spokesman for Delta State Command, made this statement on Tuesday in Asaba, the state capital.

On March 25, 2024, a concerned citizen (name withheld) was going about his hunting in the thick forest in Egbudu-Akah community, Aniocha South LGA, when he sighted a group of people suspected to be kidnappers and their helpless kidnapped victims.

He instantly ran out of the forest and reported what he had seen to the police. Upon receiving the news, the DPO, in a coordinated operation, mobilised his patrol team and men of the vigilante as they charged swiftly into the bush on a rescue mission.

While the operatives of the Delta Police Command were about to draw close to the den of these kidnappers, they were sighted by the suspected kidnappers, which necessitated the criminals taking to their hills as they exchanged fire with the team of officers in a bid to escape.

In the course of the exchange of fire, one of the suspected kidnappers was apprehended, and all three kidnapped female victims were rescued and taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

A preliminary investigation disclosed that all the victims were kidnapped on their way to the hospital. It was also noted that the suspected kidnappers had earlier requested a 15 million Naira ransom for their release.

A spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command affirmed that items such as three cutlasses, two TECNO phones, a solar panel, a power bank, and charms, among others, were recovered.

He added that the suspect and the recovered items have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigations.

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