Police In Delta Free Two Kidnap Victims, Detains Robbery Suspect

The police commissioner urged the locals to provide "useful information" to the authorities regarding criminals.
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According to the state police spokesperson, Bright Edafe, Delta State police command have apprehended an armed robber and a cable vandal while rescuing two kidnap victims.

In a statement released on Sunday, Edafe claimed that the kidnapping victims were freed on Thursday at around 11 a.m. after police officers stormed the suspects' hiding place in the state's Oghara-Ugbenu Forest.

He explained that the operation was in reaction to a distress call that the two victims had been kidnapped and carried into the forest, which had been made by Olasunkanmi Musiliu, the Divisional Police Officer in Charge of Oghara Divisional Police Headquarters.

“The operatives relentlessly combed the forest, which forced the kidnappers to abandon the victims and escape. The operatives rescued the two kidnapped victims unhurt and have since reunited (them) with their families,” Edafe said.

The suspects were found to have four live cartridges, a Tecno Spark smartphone, one ATM card, and three SIM cards from various communications networks.

In a separate operation that day, police officers from the Eagle Net Special Squad raided a criminal hideout in Asaba's Isieke Quarters and captured Chimuanya Onwusonye, a suspect in an armed robbery.

Onwusonye, a 30-year-old suspect from Onitsha, Anambra State, was immediately searched, according to the police spokesman, and a Beretta pistol with four rounds of live ammo was found on him.

“The suspect was immediately taken into custody, and the investigation is ongoing,” Edafe stated.

The police spokesperson revealed that in a separate operation, members of the Safe Delta Squad also detained a criminal who specialized in cables vandalism.

Although he currently stays at Hausa Market by Custom Okpanam in Delta State, the suspect, 23-year-old Michael Danjuma, is a native of Lantang in Plateau State.

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