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Police arrest 2 kidnappers, rescue 4 victims in Edo

The refurbished patrol van
The refurbished patrol van
Operatives of the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Polie have arrested three suspected kidnappers and rescued four kidnap victims in the state.
The suspects were arrested in Benin City and Uromi Esan North East Local Government Area of the state respectively.
The command’s spokesperson, Kongtons Bello, while speaking with journalists, said the police arrested one Over Jamker of Ughelli, Delta State also an escapee from Oko Correctional Centre during the 2020 #End SARS protest after a gun battle in Benin.
He said on December 29, operatives of the Ugbowo police division received information that hoodlums have kidnapped kelvin Omonedo and Adeleke Wasiu at Olienhen street and proceeded to Ukhumwem Road in Benin City, where they also kidnapped the duo of Irene Edenabuohen and Rosemary Ojegue.
“The police trailed and engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, but the suspects abandoned the four victims and the suspects were arrested while others escaped.
“Efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.”
Speaking further, he said on December 28, the police arrested one Godstime Obioko 18 and Destiny Osevaru 13 all of Erue community in Esan North-East Local of the state
He said the duo were arrested when one Testimony Akioyame 8, was brought to the Uromi police station by a good samaritan, after he found her tied down in an uncompleted building at Erue community.
He said the police immediately swung into action and arrested the suspects who confessed to have abducted the girl and kept her in an uncompleted building while they left to charge their phone so that they can contact her parents for ransom.
“Unluckily for them, the girl has been rescued by unknown person before coming back to the scene.”
Bello said the suspects also confessed that they intend to demand for N500,000.00 from the parents, adding that the suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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