The Delta State Police Command rescued a kidnapped victim, while two suspected kidnappers involved in the incident were arrested and are currently in custody.
PUNCH Metro collected that on August 17, 2022, at approximately 1:45 PM, police officers attached to the Eagle-Net patrol team, while on a patrol of visibility and confidence along the Effurun roundabout, Warri, saw a large crowd beating two boys.
Police rushed to the crime scene and rescued the boys from the crowd, only to discover that the two boys were suspected kidnappers, just as a woman also accused the boys of kidnapping her 17-year-old son earlier that day.
After questioning, the two suspects, Oti Shevire, aged 32, and Amos (name unknown), confessed to the crime and led police officers to their hideout where the victim was rescued alive and is currently undergoing treatment.
Delta State Command spokesman DSP Bright Edafe told reporters that the suspects were currently in custody while the investigation was ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner for the State Command, CP Ari Mohammed Ali, has emphasized the need for officers and men of the Command to not only keep up the pace in reducing crime and crime, but also the importance of detentions and searches. .
The CP also appealed to the people of the state to abstain from justice in the jungle, saying that “no one has the right to take laws into his or her hands, as anyone found guilty will face the full wrath of the law will go down.”
The CP urged residents to trust the process and believe in the Commando so that any arrested criminal does not go unpunished.
In another development, personnel from the State Police Command’s Dragon 26 and Dragon 29 arrested a suspected armed robber while intercepting a locally made custom pistol loaded with two live cartridges of his.
It was found that during intensive stop and search work along the Warri/Sapele road on August 19, 2022, personnel intercepted a Volkswagen Jetta commercial vehicle with registration number PTN 242 TA, which was carrying some passengers from Sapele to Warri.
The team searched the passengers’ homes, and recovered a locally made custom pistol loaded with two live cartridges belonging to one Aaron Uko, age 22.
The suspect, who reportedly lives in Sapele, is said to have hidden the gun in his body close to his private area.
Preliminary investigations revealed that he bought the weapon in 2018 from a man nicknamed “OSE” for N27,000 and buried it in his home before leaving for Ghana.
He was arrested and taken into custody, the exhibit has been recovered and the investigation is ongoing.