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Rising disappearance of car hire operators unsettles police in Delta


The rising spate of missing car hire operators in Delta State is beginning to unsettle the state government and law enforcement agencies.

The Guardian investigation revealed that no fewer than 10 car hire operators between December 2017 and the first three days of January 2018 have been reported missing by the police, raising strong indications that the missing cab and car hire operators may have been kidnapped for ritual purposes.

The state police command through its image-maker, Andrew Aniamaka, recently declared a middle-aged man, Okoro Stephen missing. Stephen, a car hire operator, until his sudden disappearance since November 17, 2017, was a resident of 17, Otomewo Close Agadaga Ekpan Warri. An unknown person had hired his services to Benin City, Edo State.


Another missing person, Emmanuel Oge, reportedly drove a customer to Okwe in the state very early in the first week of December and never returned. A family member of the victim, Glady Okoie, said the matter had since been reported to the police who are currently investigating his mysterious disappearance while nothing has been heard from the police or anyone about ransom.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ogwashi-Uku Division, Supol Tobi Debakeme, has been commended for his outstanding performance and bringing peace to the once troubled area.

The commendation came after the chairman of the Association of Registered Progressive Politicians (ARPP), Aniocha South chapter, Pastor Difference Odili, presented the cop with an award for reining in peace in Ogwashi-Uku and its environs as well as the leadership qualities of the young DPO.

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