By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Luck ran in favour of a couple in Delta State, as they were reportedly rescued by police operatives from suspected kidnappers, New Nigerian Newspapers has learnt.
One tricycle marked EFR 060 WZ and one GSM phone, two expended cartridges were said to have been recovered from the scene.
The victims, were said to have sustained gun shot injury from their abductors, as they were being conveyed in a tricycle to a hideout before being rescued.
As reliably gathered, the victims named Alfred Erheren, 41yrs and Stella Maris, 39yrs were caught up by a distant stray bullet pellets from the hoodlums and were taken to the hospital by the police operatives, where they were treated and discharged.
According to report, the victims were rescued on 15th April at about 10.20pm, by a team of operatives attached to “A” Division Warri who were on routine Aberdeen system of patrol.
They were said to have heard gun shots suspected to have been released by armed robbers/kidnappers around Odiaen junction in Warri, scene of the incident.
Consequently,the team swiftly traced the location and closed on the suspected kidnappers, who quickly abandon the victims, shot sporadically and escaped into the bush.
The Ag. Police public relations officer of the Command DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident in a release made available to journalists on Friday.
He hinted that investigation into the matter is ongoing while serious manhunt for the fleeing hoodlums continues.
It reads, ” On 15th April 2021 at about 2040hrs while men of ‘A’ Division Warri Patrol team were on routine Aberdeen system of patrol, they heard gun shots suspected to have been released by armed robbers/kidnappers around Odiaen junction in Warri, for the professionally strategic location and instinctive reflex of the patrol team, the team swiftly traced the location where the gunshot was heard.
As the patrol team closed in on the hoodlums, they quickly abandon the victims and shot sporadically and escaped into the bush.
They abandoned one tricycle Reg. NO DELTA EFR 060 WZ and one GSM phone, two expended cartridges were recovered from the scene.
A married couple one Alfred Erheren ‘m’ age 41yrs and Stella Maris ‘f’ age 39yrs who caught up by a distant stray bullet pellets from the hoodlums were rescued by the police and taken to the hospital where they were treated and discharged.
The Commissioner of Police Delta state CP Ari Muhammed Ali has mandated that all DPOS ensure that this tempo be sustained and improved upon until these unwanted elements are wiped out completely.
Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing while serious manhunt for the fleeing hoodlums continues.
Members of the public are enjoined to give any useful information to the police that will aid the police in bringing these hoodlums to book”.