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4 Kidnapped Victims rescued as police arrest 2 suspected Armed Robbers

The Delta State Police Command has rescued four kidnapped victims, apprehended two suspected armed robbers and recovered several arms during various operations.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that four Victims (names withheld) all residents of orerokpe while on transit along Abraka-Eku expressway by Orerokpe Bridge, Okpe LGA and that the kidnappers were demanding Ten Million Naira {#10,000,000.00} ransom.

According to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe “On 12 September 2023 at about 4 pm acting on information of the kidnap incident reported at Orerokpe Division on 11 September 2023, at about 4 am of four persons (names withheld) all residents of orerokpe while on transit along Abraka-Eku expressway by Orerokpe Bridge, Okpe LGA and that the kidnappers were demanding Ten Million Naira {#10,000,000.00} ransom.

“The DPO Orerokpe Division CSP Paul Oboware in a swift response led a team of Policemen, with the active support of troops of the Nigerian Army, and members of Oreorokpe community vigilantes, trailed the kidnappers into the adjoining bushes using technically generated intelligence.

“They combed the bushes relentlessly putting pressure on the kidnappers who on sighting the rescue team hastily abandoned the victims and took to their heels. Consequently, all the kidnapped victims were rescued and taken to the hospital where they were treated, discharged, and have since been reunited with their families. Efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects are ongoing.

“The Crack Team deployed by DPO Orerokpe Division in a combined effort with the Aragba vigilantes initiated an intensive stop and search operation at Aragba Junction along Sapele Aghalokpe Road Okpe LGA, where they accosted one Sunday Yerakpo in possession of four new locally-made cut-to-size guns.

“The 35-year-old male suspect who hails from Orhuwhorun in Odu LGA, had concealed the four new locally fabricated cut-to-size guns under the seat of his red QLINK Motorcycle (REG NO JRT178VH). The suspect was immediately arrested and preliminary investigation revealed that he deals in gun running and that one of his accomplices known as Ose Ogboyen ‘m’ sent him to deliver the arms to a client popularly known as “Saputu”. Efforts to arrest the said Ose Ogboyen and Saputu are ongoing.” He stated

The PPRO further added that “On 9th September 2023 at about 4:30 PM operatives of Ogulagha Police post under Burutu LGA, led by the district officer (DO) in collaboration with local members of the Nigeria hunters in the community, forest security service, acting on credible information stormed No. 8 Palace road Ogulagha where one prince Diegbegha ‘m’ aged 25yrs, a native of Ogulagha community was apprehended.

“When a search was conducted at his residence, one Makarov pistol with an empty magazine was recovered. During interrogation, the suspect stated that he bought the gun for Two Hundred Thousand Naira (200,000) from one Oshimili (now late) in the year 2018 at Ozoro. The suspect and Exhibit are in custody and the investigation is ongoing.” It stated.

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