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Police free kidnap victim

By Hendrix Oliomogbe, Asaba
24 July 2015   |   2:06 am
A THIRTY SEVEN years old man, Mr. Obi Okoye, has been rescued by the police in Delta State, a day after he was abducted by five armed hoodlums. Okoye, according to Delta State Police spokeswoman, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, was abducted in Asaba by the gunmen who stormed his residence in a red Audi 80 car…

A THIRTY SEVEN years old man, Mr. Obi Okoye, has been rescued by the police in Delta State, a day after he was abducted by five armed hoodlums.

Okoye, according to Delta State Police spokeswoman, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, was abducted in Asaba by the gunmen who stormed his residence in a red Audi 80 car and taken to unknown destination on Saturday July 18, 2015.

Mrs. Kalu who spoke in Asaba yesterday said that on Sunday July 19, at about 11. 30 am, some policemen from the anti-robbery patrol team attached to Ogwashi-Uku Division, who acted on tip-off, rescued the victim from an uncompleted building behind Aunty Bose Group of Schools Ogwashi-Uku,

Also, she disclosed that while acting on a tip off on Tuesday July 21, a patrol team from Otu-Jeremi Division arrested one Samson Aboy of Ogbe-Ijaw while he was attempting to remove one Toyota Corolla, parked at Ekrekevei street, Ekakpamre in Ughelli South Local Council.

Kalu said that the suspect confessed that he was a member of a five-man gang of armed robbers who snatched the said Toyota Corolla from a woman along Airport road in Warri the previous week.

She said that the suspect further confessed that his gang had used the recovered vehicle to rob one Wafera Arthur Tuwasco and others along Otokutu road in Ughelli South Local Council on July 18.