Delta State Police Command Takes a Stand Against Kidnappers

Police Strike Back: One Neutralized, Five Arrested in War Against Kidnapping

Delta State Police Command declares war on kidnappers terrorizing Warri, Ughelli and environs, neutralizes one, and arrests five suspected kidnappers.

In a bid to curb the activities of kidnappers, the Delta State Police Command has declared war on kidnappers terrorizing Warri, Ughelli, and surrounding areas. The Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, DCP Johnson Adenola, held a brainstorming meeting with key officers in the Command where strategies were mapped out to nip the activities of kidnappers in the bud. As a result, tactical commanders were directed to proceed to Ughelli and Warri alongside their men to reinforce the divisions.

Deltans Urged to Help Police as Delta State Command Vows to End Criminality
Deltans Urged to Help Police as Delta State Command Vows to End Criminality

The Command’s effort paid off when the Divisional Police Officer ‘B’ Division Warri, SP Bolarinwa Alabi, received a distress call on 4/5/2023 at about 0013hours that some armed robbers snatched a black Lexus car along Warri-Sapele road and have been robbing innocent citizens using the said car. The DPO swiftly mobilized and led a striking force team of the Division, trailed the hoodlums, and caught up with them. The hoodlums upon sighting the police exchanged fire with the team. The hoodlums, numbering about four, escaped into the bush while firing at the police, but one of them was hit and fatally wounded. The injured suspect gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. One locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun with two live cartridges, one suspected stolen vehicle with reg. no PYN 595 PW were recovered.

Local Vigilance Pays Off: Delta State Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers
Local Vigilance Pays Off: Delta State Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers

In another development, on 1/5/2023, at about 2200 hours, the DPO Ughelli division led police operatives to patrol along Ughelli/Asaba road as a proactive measure, during which they intercepted one Odogun Ifeanyi ‘m’ 36yrs and one other suspect, and when a search was conducted on them, one locally made single barrel gun with four live cartridges, one jack knife were recovered. On the same date, the DPO and his men also arrested one Ediri Omote ‘m’ age 45 years and two others, and one locally made single barrel gun with nine expended cartridges was recovered from them.

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The DCP Operations assures Deltans that the Command will leave no stone unturned in the fight against crime and criminality while appealing to Deltans to help the Command in the area of information. The Police rely heavily on information from the public, and it is expected that any suspicious persons or movements will be promptly reported to the police. The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the Command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation during the election exercise: 08036684974, 08125958005, and 09053872287.

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