The Delta State Police Command has announced the arrest of two suspected kidnappers, and rescued their 17 years old victim at the Effurun area of the state, according to a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).
The statement also reported the arrest of a suspect, during a stop and search exercise, who concealed a gun in his private part, and the confiscation of the said weapon even as investigation is ongoing.
Read the statement in full:
In compliance with the directives of the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA PSC+, on the need for officers and men of the Command to not only sustain the tempo in curbing crime and criminality but also on the importance of stop and search. On 19/08/2022 at about 0815hours, Police operatives attached to Dragon 26 and Dragon 29 while on intensive stop and search duty along Warri/Sapele road, intercepted a Volkswagen Jetta commercial vehicle with reg. no. PTN 242 TA, conveying some passengers from Sapele to Warri. The team subjected the passengers to a search, during which one locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with two live Cartridges were recovered from one Aaron Uko aged 22yrs of Sapele. Suspect concealed the gun in his body close to his private part. Preliminary investigation revealed that he bought the gun in the year 2018 from a man nicknamed “OSE” for twenty-seven thousand naira(#27,000) and buried it in his house before leaving for Ghana. He was arrested and taken into custody, the exhibit recovered, and investigation is ongoing.
In another development, on 17/8/2022 at about 1345hours, Policemen attached to Eagle-Net patrol team while on visibility and confidence building patrol along Effurun roundabout, Warri, saw a large crowd beating two boys. The Police rushed to the scene and rescued the boys from the mob. On the spot inquiry, it was discovered that they were suspected kidnappers. A woman also accused the boys of kidnapping her 17 year old son earlier that day. The two suspects, Oti Shevire ‘m’ aged 32years and Amos (surname unknown), upon interrogation, confessed to the crime and led the Policemen to their hideout, where the victim was rescued, and is currently receiving treatment. Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing.
The CP wishes to use this medium to disabuse the minds of residents in the State from jungle justice, as no one has the right to take laws into his or her hands, as anyone found culpable will face the full wrath of the law. The CP assures Deltans that the Command is determined to reduce crime to the barest level in the State. He adjured residents to trust the process and believe in the Command as criminal arrested will not go unpunished.