Delta Police Foil Kidnap Attempt, Rescued Victim

….. Recovers a suspected stolen vehicle, twenty rounds of AK-47 live ammunition

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have foiled an attempted kidnap by a suspected kidnapper

A statement signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said that on Thursday, 17th August 2023, the DPO Oghara police station received information from members of the community that some persons suspected to be kidnappers were sighted in a white Benz GLK with reg. No ABC-448-HC around the Ogharake community.

According to Edafe, DPO Oghara swiftly mobilized and led a team of the Command’s Anti-cult unit alongside the divisional patrol team to the area with the support of community youth and local vigilantes.

“The team embarked on a serious patrol of the area until about 2150 hours when the policemen sighted the said vehicle and on getting closer to the vehicle, the hoodlums abandoned the car and escaped into the bush.

“Upon search of the vehicle, the kidnapped victim was rescued and twenty (20) rounds of 7.62 AK-47 live ammunition were recovered. Investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped in Sapele at the entrance of his apartment on the same date at about 1900 hours.

The victim has since been reunited with his family while a manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing, the statement said.

The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass while commending the efforts of the DPO and his men, also assures members of the public that the command will continue to embark on a more proactive and intelligence-led operation to see that these criminal elements are completely flushed out of the state.

The CP urged members of the public to assist the Police by providing useful, timely, and credible information that will aid in crime fighting.