Juliana Francis

Operatives attached to the Delta State Police Command have rescued a kidnapped victim from the boot of car after the suspected kidnappers’ vehicle got involved in an accident.

The State’s Police image maker, Bright Edafe said that the drama started on the 18th of January 2023 at about 6:PM, Police Patrol teams, identified as Dragon Patrol Teams 19 and 20, while on stop and search along Ughelli/Patani Expressway by quest FM.

Edafe said: “They were informed that a man who was kidnapped earlier in the day, his vehicle was sighted at Ohoro community.  Consequently, the operatives swung into action and proceeded to the said area with a view to rescuing the kidnapped victim and arresting the suspects. The policemen, with the active support of members of the community, trailed them to Patani Road, where the hoodlums, on noticing that the police were closing in on them, drove recklessly and got involved in an accident.

“The police quickly intercepted the car while trying to flee the scene,  arrested one of the suspects named Lucky Owofasa, 28 of Ewu community Ughelli North Local Government Area and a cut-to-size locally made gun,  three live cartridges were recovered from him while others escaped. The victim who was locked in the boot of the car was rescued unhurt and reunited with his family. Manhunt for the other fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”

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