Detectives in Delta Command have swooped on suspected kidnappers, capturing 14 and liberating 10 victims without ransom in 10 separate incidents involving a Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor, pastor, retired naval officer, housewife and others at different parts of Delta State in the last few weeks.
However, a victim died in the hands of the abductors, three released on payment of ransom, while police were still searching for a staff of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Lagos, Dr. Chris Awele, 38, kidnapped and whisked away in his car by four armed men on September 24.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Mustapha, said: “Acting on intelligence, a team of Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, operatives stormed Bonsacc area of Asaba and rescued 19-year old Miracle Malije, abducted along Federal Technical College Road, Asaba.”
“The team also arrested one of the suspects and is assisting the police to ensure the arrest of other members of the gang at large and possible recovery of their arms and ammunition,” he added.
Mustafa disclosed though five armed men, who seized a housewife, Mrs. Eucharia Ofuonye at her Medicine Store in Okwe,bear Asaba, released her after payment of undisclosed ransom, the police arrested two suspects, Edwin and Kenneth, who confessed to the offence and kidnap of one Dr. Anozie Uchechukwu. Read more