CITIZENS COMPASS – Delta State Police Command has rescued a kidnapped victim dutung its Stop and Search routine in the state.
The operation took place over the weekend.
Spokesperson of the Command, Bright Edafe gave the update to newsmen on Sunday.
According to him, the victim was rescued when the vehicle conveying him was abandoned during a stop and search operation while his abductors took to their heels.
Edafe said, “On 29th July 2023, at about 2300hours, Police patrol team attached to Ebrumede Police station while on stop and search duty flagged down a Lexuz 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 nuetralized 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 ₦700,000 as ransom to the kidnappers’ 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.”