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Delta police arrest eight over kidnap of baby, perm. Sec

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kidnapDelta State Police Command, Asaba, yesterday arrested three suspected kidnappers and a housewife (names withheld) over the alleged kidnap of a one-year-old baby boy in Oghara, near Sapele.

It was gathered that the suspects, last Thursday, allegedly kidnapped the baby and took him to Warri, where he was kept him inside the bush for days, before they opened a N10m negotiation with his parents.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, said the police swung into action, after the matter was indented, and this led to the arrest of the suspects in Asaba.
The police boss, who added that the police rescued the baby unhurt, while the suspects confessed to the crime, advised parents to be watchful of the friends they keep.

In another development, six persons have been arrested by the state police command, while two victims of kidnap were set free. The state’s police spokesperson, Celestina Kalu, explained in Asaba, at the weekend that on Monday, August 8, a permanent secretary in the state civil service, Mr. Daniel Uboh, was kidnapped in his farm, along old Lagos Road, Agbor, by unknown hoodlums, but was released by his captors on Friday, August 12, after the payment of undisclosed ransom.

Kalu said same day while acting on intelligence, operatives of Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Asaba, in a combined operation with detectives attached to Agbor Division, arrested one Mallam Umar Ibrahim, who allegedly took part in the operation.
    
She added that five men identified as Ogheneruma Umukoro, Okoro Evidence, Blessing Akaporere, Akaughrobo Ovie and Mokpeyere Johnson, were also arrested in Ekerawhe village in connection with the kidnap of one Helen Otah, and her husband while returning from church.


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