The Delta State Police Command said it has deployed no fewer than 10 tactical teams to Asaba, the state capital, as a result of the resurgence of kidnapping.
City & Crime reports that the spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the development was to curtail and arrest suspected kidnappers in the metropolis.
Edafe listed the tactical teams deployed to include “A” Division, Asaba; Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime; Dragon Patrol; Safer Highways; Eagle-Net; Raiders; Safe Delta; Rapid Response Squad (RRS); Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad (SAKCCS) and State Intelligence Bureau (SIB).
He noted that the deployment was occasioned by a recent viral video clip on WhatsApp and other social media platforms of a young man who narrated how he was kidnapped in Asaba.
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The suspect was said to have contracted Umar to assist him in construction work when a misunderstanding ensued after completing the job and in the process, he allegedly killed the victim.
The state command’s spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, said one Clement Obagbikoko reported at the Etete Division, Benin City, that he employed the services of the suspect to assist him in carrying out construction works in his compound.
He said the suspect later brought the deceased, who assisted him in doing the job.
“When they finished, he was paid and asked of the deceased’s whereabouts and he replied that he had left. But while Clement’s wife was inspecting the job at about 7 pm, she found Umar’s dead body in the pool of blood within the compound,” the PPRO said.
He said they immediately called the suspect to come to the house and he was arrested.
Chidi said the suspect had confessed that he hit the deceased with a hammer, and he fell and died, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the hospital.
He said the case would be charged to court soon.