Police Neutralize Suspected Kidnapper In Delta State

….. Arrest a suspected gun runner

….. recovers one AK47 rifle loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition; eight hundred and seventy-five rounds of live cartridges.

The Police Command in Delta State says it has neutralized a suspected kidnapper operating in Inene Community in Ughellli North LGA.

The command`s Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Edafe Bright disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Asaba

Edafe said that the special squad deployed by CP Abaniwonda Olufemi to Ughelli North LGA has been embarking on an intelligence-led policing strategy that has been paying off leading to the arrest of over nine suspected kidnappers and recovery of firearms.

“The team again recorded another major achievement on 16/5/2024 at about 0200hrs, when they stormed Inene Community in Ughellli North LGA, Delta State, on the trail of the leader of a dreaded kidnapping syndicate known as Joel Joseph, who is a native of Ekakpamre Community in Ughelli North LGA Delta State.

“The Suspect upon sighting the operatives opened fire on the operatives, and in the ensuing gun duel, the suspect sustained serious gunshot injuries and was taken to the General Hospital Ughelli where he died while receiving treatment.

“One AK47 Rifle loaded with ten (10) rounds of Live Ammunition was recovered from him. Efforts are being intensified to arrest other gang members as contained in the intel.

In another development, on 16/05/2024 at about 0945hrs, operatives of Safe Delta deployed to Head-Bridge, Asaba while they were on stop and search duty, intercepted a white Toyota Hiace Bus (REG. NO: AYB573XC), driven by one Friday Emmanuel, a 43yrs old male suspect from Morsogar, Ethiope-West LGA, Delta State.

Edafe said that upon subjecting the said vehicle to search, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five rounds of Live Cartridges concealed in a sack wrapped with pieces of clothes were recovered. The suspect was arrested for further investigation, and the exhibit was impounded. An investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi has reiterated that through these proactive measures that are being implemented, the Command will curb crime and further broaden the outreach of the police in creating a safe and secure environment for our communities.

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