Police arrest 2 suspected kidnappers, rescue victim in Delta

Police arrest 2 suspected kidnappers, rescue victim in Delta

By Edeki Igafe, Warri.

 

The Police Command in Delta says it has apprehended two suspected kidnappers and rescued a 17-year-old boy from their captivity in the state.

 

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Delta, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday in Warri.

 

Edafe said that the two suspects were arrested on Wednesday by policemen attached to the Eagle-Net Patrol Team.

 

He said that the police team was on visibility and confidence building patrol at the Effurun Roundabout area in Uvwie Local Government Area (LGA) when they recorded the feat.

 

The PPRO said that the team while on duty, saw a mob beating the suspects, adding that upon inquiry, it was revealed that they were suspected kidnappers.

 

“The police rushed to the scene and rescued the boys from the mob. Carrying out on-the-spot inquiry, it was discovered that they were suspected kidnappers.

 

“A woman also accused the boys of kidnapping her 17-year-old son earlier that day. The two suspects are Oti Shevire, 32, and Amos whose surname is unknown,” he said.

 

Edafe said that upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime, adding that they led policemen to their hideout, where the victim was rescued unhurt.

 

He said that the victim was currently receiving medical treatment, while the suspects were in police custody and investigation was ongoing.

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