Policemen attached to Counter Terrorism Unit, Base 5 Warri, who were on escort duty, have arrested a 23-year-old suspected kidnapper, Onwuka Kelly just as it rescued unhurt his victim, at Ekrokpe Community, in Ethiope-East Local Government Area.
The police also recovered one (1) cut to size double barrel gun, one (1) cut to size single barrel gun and one (1) live cartridge from the suspect.
The Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
The Police image maker explained that the suspect and others stormed the community and abducted the victim, along with his Toyota Corolla car.
He noted that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in Otu-Jeremi Division swiftly detailed patrol teams after he got information that a man was kidnapped.
According to him, “The Police patrol team went on their trail but before their arrival, policemen attached to Counter Terrorism Unit, Base 5 Warri, who were escorting their principal coincidentally ran into the hoodlums.
“They trailed the hoodlums to Ekrokpe community. The hoodlums upon sighting the police, shot at them and the team retaliated.”
DSP Edafe said investigation was ongoing into the matter.