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Delta Police Gun Down Suspected Kidnapper, Rescue Kidnapped Victim, Recover Double Barrel Gun

Jul 31, 2023 #News

The proactive measures adopted by the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass has again paid off. The CP who has always reiterated his desire to achieve a crime free state, admonished DPOs and Tactical Commanders to key into proactive policing instead of reactive policing. Regular stop and search duty, visibility patrol, continuous raids of black spots, cultivation of informants among others are parts of the working strategies of the Command.

On 29th July 2023, at about 2300hours, Police patrol team attached to Ebrumede Police station while on stop and search duty flagged down a Lexus Saloon Car (reg. number withheld) but the occupant on noticing the police, jumped down from the vehicle with a double barrel gun and took to their heels. Some of the police operatives gave them a hot chase during which one of them bearing the firearm was neutralized while others escaped.

On a closer look at the abandoned vehicle, a kidnapped victim was seen blindfolded, he was immediately rescued by the operatives and taken to the police station where he stated that he was kidnapped along Jakpa Road, Warri on same date at about 2100hours, when the suspected kidnappers using a tricycle hit his vehicle from behind, and in an attempt to comfront them, they brought out the double barrel gun and forced him into his own vehicle.

Before he was rescued, he had already paid the sum of seven hundred thousand naira (#700,000) ransom to their account through bank transfer. Victim has been reunited with his family while manhunt for the other fleeing suspects is ongoing.

CP Wale Abass while applauding the gallantry of the policemen, urged other officers of the command to follow suit and exhibit courage in line of their respective duties. He also urged members of the public to continue to trust, and partner with the police especially in the area of information noting that the Police cannot do it alone without the support of the community.

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