.. recover tricycle, gun
CITIZENS COMPASS – Delta State Police Command has rescued a three years old boy, Abubakar Atiku from a kidnap syndicate who were to sell him for the sum of N800, 000.
One of the suspects, 38 years old Suleiman Mohammed, was captured in a hotel in Onitsha Anambra state where he was waiting for a buyer.
Abubakar’s rescue followed a complaint by her mother, Aisha Yusuf, that her three years old son, Abubakar Atiku, was stolen by one 35 years old Mohammed Isah.
Following the complaint, Delta State Commissioner of Police gave a marching order for his officers to rescue the child.
Details of the story is contained in a press statement signed by spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
“On the 13/06/2023 at about 0830hrs, one Aisha Yusuf ‘f’ of Abraka community Asaba, reported at the station that her son Abubakar Atiku ‘m’ aged 3yrs was stolen by one Mohammed Isah ‘m’ aged 35yrs. Acting on the complaint, the Commissioner of Police Delta state, CP Wale Abass gave a marching order to the DPO ‘C’ Division Asaba CSP Apu Torukeregha to go all out to arrest the suspect and rescue the stolen child.
“In compliance with this directive, the DPO led operatives of the division Anti-crime patrol team on a frantic search for the stolen child.
” Acting on a tip-off, the team stormed Abraka market Oshimili-South LGA, where the principal suspect Mohammed Isah was arrested.
” Upon interrogation, he confessed to the crime and led the operatives to arrest three other members of the child stealing syndicate namely; Ibrahim Sani ‘m’ 23yrs, Kabiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 52yrs and Abubakar Mohammed ‘m’ a 32yrs old cripple. Preliminary investigation revealed that they belong to a child trafficking syndicate that steal children and sell for a huge amount of money.
“The suspects led policemen to a hotel in Onitsha Anambra state where the team arrested one Suleiman Mohammed ‘m’ 38yrs in whose custody the missing child was found.
” The suspect arrested in Anambra stated that he was waiting for the supposed buyer of the said child, and they have agreed to sell the child for the sum of Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (N800,000). The child has been reunited with the mother, while the suspects are in custody, and investigation is ongoing.
In a related development, the Command has recovered a tricycle and locally made gun from two feeing suspects.
The spokesperson also confirmed this in the statement.
“on 12/6/2023 by 0800 hours, men of “A’ Division Warri Anti-Crime Patrol team while on visibility patrol along the African church behind Daudu Police post, sighted a tricycle Reg No. BUR 240 VC conveying two male occupants heading towards their direction.
“When the team accosted the tricycle for a routine search, the duo jumped out and escaped, and the team chased but could not arrest them.
” When the search was carried out on the abandoned tricycle, one (1) locally fabricated cut-to-size pistol was recovered, exhibits in custody, while manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.
” The CP therefore solicit for support from members of the public by giving useful, timely, and credible information to the Police, while assuring them that their identities will be treated with utmost confidentiality.*
He gave the control room numbers as;
08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287 and 09155570007 (PPRO’S office)