The Delta State Police Command has rescued a kidnapped victim in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA of the state and arrested two suspected kidnappers in connection with the abduction of a woman.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 21, said the two suspects, Felix Itoje, Israel Adam and their gang members kidnapped the female victim last week.
“On 18/9/2022, at about 1130hrs, acting on a tip off, detectives attached to Agbarho Division arrested one Felix Itoje ‘m’ age 32yrs of mechanic village, Warri-Sapele Road. During investigation, the suspect confessed to the kidnap of one woman (name withheld) on 13/9/2022,” the PPRO stated.
“Acting on the suspect’s confession, one additional suspect and armorer of the gang named Israel Adam ‘m’ aged 22yrs of Uvwiamuge in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA was arrested and one locally made double barrel gun was recovered. Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing,”
“In another Development, on 16/9/2022, at about 2230hrs, information got to the DPO Agbarho Police Station that some armed hoodlums stormed the residence of one man (name withheld) along Railway Station Road Agbarho, kidnapped him and drove out of the premises towards the railway,”
“The DPO detailed and led Police operatives who went after the hoodlums. The hoodlums on sighting the Policemen fired at spariodically at them, but the police equally responded and due to the superior firepower of the Police, the hoodlums abandoned the victim and ran into the bush. The victim who was tied and kept in the boot of the car was rescued unhurt. When the car was searched, fifty (50) rounds of live cartridges were recovered. Effort is on to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.” he added.