By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Police in Delta State has continued to deplete the ranks of criminals in the State with the arrest of two suspected kidnappers in Isiokolo area of the state.
An unregistered Mercedes Benz GLK, snatched from their victim was said to have been recovered from them.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the suspects identified simply as Oghenetewhe and Gift, surnames unknown, were arrested by police operatives attached to Oghara Division with the assistance of some soldiers In Isiokolo in Ethiope East Local Government area of the state, where the vehicle was also recovered.
It was learnt that the suspects, who are members of a four man gang, had kidnapped the victims named Solomon Otomierewo of Ibori road and his girlfriend one Rukewe Urhiephroune while returning to their house by four armed men, who blocked his unregister vehicle and took them to a bush along koko road.
On receiving the information, the DPO was said to have swiftly mobilized patrol teams, vigilantes and anti cults to the bush where the kidnappers took the victims to.
The Ag Police Public Relations Officer DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the arrest in a release made available to journalists on Tuesday.
Disclosing that the incident occurred on 19th April at about 3.32pm, Edafe hinted that the kidnappers on sighting the headlights of the police patrol vehicles, all ran to different direction abandoning the victims.
The release reads, ” On 19/04/2021 at about 0332hrs information was received by the DPO Oghara Division CSP Jimoh Hassan that one Solomon Otomierewo ‘m’ of Ibori road Oghara and his girlfriend one Rukewe Urhiephroune ‘f’ were kidnapped while returning to their house, by four armed men who blocked his unregister Mercedes GLK and took them to a bush along koko road. On receipt of the information
The DPO swiftly mobilized patrol teams, vigilantes and anti cults to the bush where information has it that the kidnappers took the victims to. The kidnappers on sighting the headlights of the police patrol vehicles, all ran to different direction abandoning the victims, the police were able to rescue the victims unhurt.
Meanwhile the victims’ Mercedes benz GLK through technical intelligence was later traced to oviore near isiokolo in Ethiope East LGA where with the assistance of the army, two of the suspected kidnappers one Oghenetewhe ‘m’ surname unknown and Gift ‘m’ surname unknown have been arrested and the vehicle recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing and manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is on top gear”.