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Juliana Francis

The Delta State Police Command has rescued a kidnapped victim from an uncompleted building in the state.

The victim was kidnapped at Ugolo community in Okpe Local Government Area and was later rescued unhurt.


The Police spokesman, Bright Edafe, said that the victim was moved twice from the initial position after the suspects found out the police were closing in on them.


Edafe said that the rescue of the victim came after the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, instructed his men to go after the fleeing kidnappers.


Edafe said: “Following the kidnap of one man from the Ugolo community in Okpe LGA, the Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass immediately gave a marching order to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of  Orerokpe, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Paul Oboware, to activate all mechanism and ensure that the kidnapped victim is rescued unhurt.

“In line with the CP’s directive, on 10th of November 2023 at about 7:PM, the DPO embarked on a technically intelligence-led investigation, mobilised men, and stormed their hideout at Ugolo Community.

“The kidnappers on noticing that the police were closing in on them, relocated the victim to Erueni Community while negotiating for ransom.

“Again, the team relentlessly trailed these miscreants to their new hideout, where they were eventually forced to abandon the kidnapped victim in an uncompleted building and escape.

“The victim was rescued unhurt and has since been reunited with his family. An effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects is ongoing.”

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