By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Luck smiled on a female victim of suspected kidnappers in Delta State, as she was rescued by police operatives, New Nigerian Newspapers has learnt.
One pump action gun, with Breech No.870150457, six live cartridges, the victim’s Gold colored Lexus RX 350 Jeep Reg. No. LSD 366 CL, Chassis No. 2T2HK3U08C077223 and their operational vehicle, a black colored Honda Pilot Jeep Reg. No Lagos KTU 911EJ, chassis No. 2HKYF18604H541056 were also recovered from them.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the victim identified as Ibude Celestine of Okoukoko was Kidnapped on 27th May, 2021, at about 7.30am in her Lexus Jeep after dropping her kids at school in Okoukoko.
It was learnt that she was rescued about an hour after the incident by Dragon Patrol teams while on stop and search operation along Ughelli/Warri Expressway at about 8.45am.
The Ag. Police Public Relations Officer DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident in a release made available to journalists on Tuesday.
Edafe While giving details of the incident stated that ” On 27/5/2021 at about 0845hrs, Dragon Patrol teams while on stop and search duty along Ughelli/Warri expressway by Ekrehavwe Community junction intercepted and rescued one Ibude Celestine ‘f’ of Okoukoko.
The victim was kidnapped at about 0730hrs of 27/5/2021 in her Lexus Jeep after dropping her kids at School in Okoukoko.
However, based on technical intelligence, Dragon patrol teams in conjunction with Agbarho divisional patrol team promptly swung into action and moved to Usiefurun Community Off Ughelli/Warri road.
The vehicle was sighted by the combined teams. The hoodlums on sighting the police abandoned the victim’s Gold colored Lexus RX 350 Jeep Reg. No. LSD 366 CL, Chassis No. 2T2HK3U08C077223 and their operational vehicle A black colored Honda Pilot Jeep Reg. No Lagos KTU 911EJ, chassis No.2HKYF18604H541056 and fled into the bush. Upon search of the abandoned Honda Pilot Jeep, one Pump Action Gun, Breech No. 870150457 and six (6) live cartridges were recovered”.
He added also that the victim and the exhibits have been handed over to Supol Agborho, while Investigation is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.