Police nab three suspected kidnappers in Delta communities
Detectives attached to Delta State Police Command have arrested 32-year-old Felix Itoje and two other suspected kidnappers at mechanic village, Warri and Ogbe-ofu quarters, Issele-uku, Aniocha North Local Council of the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest, said: “on Sunday, at about 1130hrs, and acting on a tip off, detectives attached to Agbarho Division arrested the said Felix Itoje along Warri-Sapele Road.
“The suspect confessed to have kidnapped one woman (name withheld), a week ago. And acting on the suspect’s confession, one additional suspect and armorer of the gang named Israel Adam ‘m’, 22 of Uvwiamuge in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Council was arrested with one locally made double barrel gun.”
The police spokesperson also disclosed that operatives arrested one Onyeka Ozoh at his hideout, where he was hibernating.
He said the 30-year-old suspected kidnapper was arrested based on credible intelligence at about 1100 hrs with a red-coloured Toyota Camry without registration number.
“The suspect claimed that he bought the vehicle at Onitsha at the cost of N1.5 million and that all original documents were with the previous owner.”
“However, investigations later revealed that the vehicle belongs to one man (name withheld), who was earlier kidnapped at Ozubulu in Anambra State, but released after a ransom was paid and the vehicle taken from him.
“The suspect will be transferred to Anambra Police Command for further investigation.” The PPRO further hinted that police detectives rescued a kidnapped victim, who was tied and kept in the boot of a car unhurt, but when the car was searched, 50 rounds of live cartridges were recovered.
According to him, at about 2230hrs, information got to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Agbarho Police Station that some armed hoodlums stormed the residence of one man (name withheld) along Railway Station Road Agbarho, kidnapped him and drove out of the premises towards the railway.
“The DPO detailed and led Police operatives who went after the hoodlums. The hoodlums on sighting the Policemen fired sporadically at them, but the police equally responded and due to the superior firepower of the Police, the hoodlums abandoned the victim and ran into the bush,” he added.