Police Foils An Attempted Kidnapping And Armed Robbery In Delta State

… recovers two AK-47 rifles, and thirteen rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
…as CP reassures the continuous high-density patrols and operations within the state during the festivities and beyond.

The Delta State Police Command successfully foiled an attempted kidnapping and recovered two AK-47 rifles on Sunday, 17th December 2023.

A statement on Monday, 18th December 2023 signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Edafe Bright said that on the said date at 2130 hours, the command received credible information about a gang of suspected kidnappers around Okpe LGA.

“Acting on this information, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Police Command, CP Wale Abass psc directed the Commander Safer Highway CSP Joseph Onubi to mobilize men deployed around the Sapele axis. Safer Highway Patrol team embarked on an intensive stop and search along Okwutaiire Community Okpe LGA, Delta State when they sighted a Toyota Camry 2.4 (Reg. No: GGE 645 FM) that matched the description given by the informant and headed towards their direction.

The statement read, “The Driver on sighting the Police immediately maneuvered and zoomed off. The police chased them, forcing the driver and another occupant to jump out of the moving vehicle and flee into a nearby bush, abandoning the vehicle and a 54-year-old man.

“During the search of the vehicle, two AK47 riffles with thirteen (13) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered concealed inside the vehicle engine compartment and in the trunk of the car. Exhibits in custody and investigation have commenced as effort is being made to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.

Meanwhile, CP Wale Abass has reiterated that the command is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that citizens feel safe during the festive season and beyond.

He further urges the public to voluntarily report any suspicious activity within their neighborhoods to the nearest Police Station, through the Public Relations Office or call the control room on 08036684974.