Delta police foil abduction, rescue victim

Men of the Delta State Police Command have rescued unhurt a kidnapped victim in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the State as the security operatives, through intelligence, foiled the abduction process.

Reports gathered that on August 17, 2023, at about 20.35 hours, the Divisional Police Officer, Oghara police station received information from members of the community that some persons suspected to be kidnappers were sighted in a white Benz GLK with reg. No ABC-448-HC around the Ogharake community. 

Consequently, the DPO swiftly mobilised and led a team of the Command’s Anti-cult unit alongside the divisional patrol team to the area with the support of community youth and local vigilantes. 

It was gathered that the team embarked on a serious patrol of the area until about 2150 hours when the policemen sighted the said vehicle and on getting closer to the vehicle, the hoodlums abandoned the car and escaped into the bush. 

The spokesman for the command, DSP Bright Edafe said in a signed statement that upon search of the vehicle, the kidnapped victim was rescued by the operatives.

He also affirmed that 20 rounds of 7.62 AK-47 live ammunition were recovered.

The PPRO stated that the investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped in Sapele at the entrance of his apartment on the same date at about 1900 hours.