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Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, rescue victim, recover two AK47 rifles in Delta

Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, rescue victim, recover two AK47 rifles in Delta


A joint team of police in collaboration with vigilantes have arrested three suspected kidnappers just as they rescued an abducted victim.

The suspects include, Joel Akatakpo, 28y, Eseoghene Ogbogbo, 36 and Telneson Juma, 30.

The Police also recovered two AK-47 rifles with breach Nos. 04174 and 30746, with NPF inscription written on it, forty-two (42) live ammunition loaded in five magazines from the suspects.

They were arrested at different locations by the Police following a case of kidnap reported by one Gloria Edowhouoro Ekpuda ‘f’ at Otu-Jeremi Division in Ughelli South Local Government Area.

The police intercepted the kidnappers who quickly reversed and sped off.

The first suspect, one Joel Akatakpo ‘m’ 28yrs was chased and arrested.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali disclosed this at a press briefing in Asaba.

He said, “The DPO Otu-Jeremi arrested two additional suspects: namely Eseoghene Ogbogbo ‘m’ 36 years and Telneson Juma ‘m’ 30 years at Agbarho and Uwamugie communities in Ughelli North Local Government.”

According to him, “When search was conducted in Telneson Juma house, two (2) AK 47 rifles with breach Nos. 04174 and 30746, with NPF inscription written on it, forty-two (42) live ammunition loaded in five magazines were recovered.

“The victim was rescued unhurt while a manhunt for two other fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”




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