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Kidnap kingpin General, others nabbed for killing policemen in Delta 

Posted On 01 May 2021
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Kidnap kingpin General, others nabbed for killing policemen in Delta 

The Delta state police command has arrested a kidnap kingpin and other gang members for allegedly killing a policeman at Abraka area of the State.

The Command also recovered a large quantity of ammunition and some guns.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer( PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement, explained that the Command under the watch of CP Ari Muhammed  has recorded another major breakthrough in the fight against kidnappers in the state, saying that  this has been achieved due to the proactive system of policing in the state.

The PPRO, said:” Acting on available intelligence, a team of  Special Anti kidnapping and Cybercrime Squad (SAKCCS) operatives on April 24,at Abraka, arrested  Akpos James( a.k.a General),30, of Ekeremor Local Government Area ( LGA )of  Bayelsa State. The suspect was arrested in connection with the killing of policemen at an eatery in ughelli on New year’s day, together with several kidnapping/armed robberies within  Abraka, Warri, Ughelli, and  Sapele environs.

” Upon interrogation the  suspect who gave useful Information’s in connection with  the crime led  SAKCCS  operatives to the gang’s hideout  at Bomadi waterside on  April 30,  where other members of his gang were engaged in a gun battle, but owing to the superior firepower of the police, members of the gang escaped with various degrees of gunshot injuries into the river. Two Ak47 rifles,  114  of 7.62 ammunition  with six magazines were recovered while a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing. Members of the public are enjoined to help the police by giving any useful information that will lead to the arrest of other fleeing members of the gang while assuring them that their identity will be treated with a high level of confidentiality.

 

“In another development, on April 29, a patrol team of policemen attached to 51pmf  while on nipping point along Abraka/Eku Expressway on the same date flagged down a tinted Toyota Camry car with registration number  LKJ 52 AW, gold colour, driven by  Seidu Mohammed,  27, of Oworo Estate Felele  Lokoja-Kogi State with Samuel Daniel,  28,  and Yusuf Mekudu, 28, all of the same Oworo Estate lokoja-Kogi State. They could not give a satisfactory account of themselves and how they got the vehicle; they were arrested and taken to the police station. The police commenced investigation immediately, during interrogation, they confessed that they stole the car on April 28 from where it was parked at International Market, Lokoja”.

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies. READ MORE ABOUT AUTHOR 

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