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  • Updated: May 23, 2024

Police raid kidnapper's hideout in Delta community, apprehend suspect

Police raid kidnapper's hideout in Delta community, apprehen

Police officers headed by the Area Commander of Asaba in Delta State, ACP Sunday Oladipo, have apprehended Ebube Osakwe, a 32-year-old alleged kidnapper, in Aniocha North Local Government Area.

Allnews.ng gathered that the Police arrested the kidnapper in his hideout.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bright Edafe, confirmed the report.

The Police image maker said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and his gang members (at large) carried out a kidnapping in Egu-Agbor and took their victims to Akoko Edo area in Edo state where they usually collect ransom before releasing their victims.”

According to him, “Further investigation also revealed that in their last operation, they collected the sum of two million, five hundred thousand (#2.500,000) from their victims.”

He said, “Efforts to arrest the other members of the gang are ongoing.”

Meanwhile, gunmen invaded and kidnapped the officers and patrons of Omgbotuche Ayi Yala Worldwide, AYWI, during a meeting in Calabar.

Allnews.ng gathered that the gunmen managed to kidnap Dr. Roland Ipuole, a lecturer at the University of Calabar's UNICAL Law Faculty, and take him to an undisclosed location.

Along with cell phones and other items that belonged to patrons and other officers, the kidnappers also abducted two other people.

According to the Daily Post, Dominic Ogri, one of the two kidnapped individuals, was liberated on Wednesday. As of Wednesday afternoon, Roland was still being held captive for unidentified reasons.

Concerning the lecturer, no communication has been established. The incident happened near the Harry D Hub in Calabar's Ndidem Usang Iso Road.

According to sources close to the scene, the officers were held hostage for more than 30 minutes. One source said, “There was no intervention or interruptions by security agencies. I saw them collecting money from drivers and other road users”.

The Calabar-based Edebia Sons and Daughters group has urged the state government to assist in the rapid rescue of their son.

Superintendent Irene Ugbo, the state's Police Public Relations Officer, verified the abduction.

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