Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have rescued a kidnapped victim and arrested one of the suspected kidnappers in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, October 8, said information got to operatives of the Oghara Division, that one Mohammed Sekinat was kidnapped by a three-man gang.
Edafe said the police teams who went on intelligence led investigation located the kidnappers’ hideout along Pan Ocean road by Koko junction.
The gang members fled on sighting the police teams abandoning the victim. However, one of the suspects identified as Emuesiri Umukoro was arrested.
“On 05/10/021 at about 0730hrs the Command received information from a distressed caller (name withheld) that on 04/10/021 at about 2330hrs, while he was driving to Lagos in a Futon Truck with reg No. FST 345 YD in company of his girlfriend one Mohammed Sekinat ‘f’ aged 27yrs, he was blocked along Koko road junction Oghara by a three (3) man armed robbery/kidnapping gang,” Edafe stated.
“He disembarked from the vehicle and escaped while the hoodlums forcefully took his girlfriend away into the bush. Operatives of Oghara Division were immediately dispatched to the area
“The operatives who went on intelligence led investigation located their hideout along Pan Ocean road by Koko junction. The gang members on sighting the Police teams took to their heels abandoning the kidnapped victim but one of the suspect Emuesiri Umukoro ‘m’ aged 27, was arrested.
“The victim identified the suspect as a member of the gang who kidnapped her. Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.” he added.