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Three suspected kidnappers arrested in Delta

Police detectives attached to Agbarho Division, Delta state police command have arrested three suspected kidnappers.

One of the suspects, Felix Itoje aged 32 of mechanic village, Warri-Sapele Road was arrested, on September 18, 2022, at about 11:30 after police received intelligence report. learned that during the investigation, the 32-year-old suspect Felix Itoje confessed to the kidnap of a woman (name withheld) on 13th September 2022.

Acting on the suspect’s confession, the second suspect and armourer of the gang named Israel Adam aged 22 of Uvwiamuge in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA was arrested.

During Israel Adam’s arrest, the police recovered a locally made double barrel gun.

Confirming the arrests, DSP Edafe Bright, Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, said, acting on a tip-off, detectives attached to Agbarho Division arrested one Felix Itoje. During the investigation, the suspect confessed to the kidnap of one woman (name withheld) on 13/9/2022. Acting on the suspect’s confession, one additional suspect and armourer of the gang named Israel Adam was arrested and one locally made double barrel gun was recovered. The suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing.

In a related development, on 16th September, at about 10:30 pm, the DPO Agbarho Police Station received a report that some armed hoodlums stormed the house of a resident (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 sporadically 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 hoodlums.

On 17 September 2022 at about 11 am the DPO Issel-uku Division, received credible intelligence, that a suspected kidnapper is hibernating somewhere in Issel-uku. Some policemen were detailed to the hideout where they arrested a 30-year-old kidnapper Onyeka Ozoh of Ogbe-ofu quarters Issel-uku.
A red colour Toyota Camry without registration number was recovered from him.

During interrogation, Onyeka Ozoh claimed that he bought the vehicle at Onitsha at the cost of one Million, five hundred thousand naira (#1,500,000) and that all original documents were with the previous owner.

However, gathered that police investigation revealed that the vehicle belongs to a victim (name withheld) who was kidnapped on 20th August 2022 at Ozubulu in Anambra State.

The victim was released after a ransom was paid and the vehicle taken from him.

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