DELTA POLICE NUETRALIZES TWO SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS, RECOVERS ONE AK49 RIFLE, LOCALLY MADE DOUBLE BARREL GUN AND CARTRIDGES
Operatives of the Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspected kidnappers along Okumagba Estate roundabout in Warri South LGA of the state.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Edafe Bright stated that, “On 24/12/2022 at about 2300hours, operatives of ‘B’ Division Warri patrol team, while on night surveillance patrol duty along Okumagba Estate roundabout in Warri South LGA, they intercepted a tricycle with two male occupants, and subjected them to a search. During the search, three live cartridges concealed under the seat of the tricycle were recovered.”
According to the statement, “The suspects were taken into custody. Upon interrogation, suspects confessed to be members of a five man kidnapping syndicate operating around Warri and its environs.”
Also, “Acting on their confessions,
on 25/12/2022, the suspects led Police operatives to their hideout at a house located along Upper Erejuwa Street, where one (1) AK49 rifle with breach no. 11876, one (1) locally made double barrel long gun, two (2) machetes were recovered.”
On their way back to the Police Station, the two suspects jumped out of the moving Police Hilux vehicle in an attempt to escape, but the Policemen gave them a hot chase. In a bid to demobilize them, they were maimed by the operatives, and rearrested. The suspects gave up the ghost on while they were being taken to the hospital. Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.