The police in Orerokpe have rescued a kidnap victim, one Efe Caroline, who was allegedly abducted on Sunday at Biokoro extension by four armed men suspected to be kidnappers.
The rescue followed police response to a distress call and prompt detailing of operatives from the Orerokpe Division to the area
According to a statement from the Acting Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, the operatives on getting to the scene sighted the hoodlums, gave them a hot chase and engaged them in a shootout at Okujorogun Community.
The hoodlums were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the Police, forcing them to abandon their victim and fled.
The victim was rescued unhurt, while a manhunt for the hoodlums is ongoing.
The statement added that sequel to an order by the Commissioner of Police that the Commander State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) SP Christopher Igbaji should relocate to Ogwashi-uku and bring an end to the cult crisis in the area, a combined team of SACU and Special Tactical Squad STS attached to Delta Command stormed a hideout at Azungu, Ogwashi – Uku.
Three (3) suspects namely, Lucky Nwose ‘m’ 23yrs, Somto Azubuike ‘m’ 18yrs, Omali Maxwell ‘m’ 18yrs all suspected to be members of Supreme Vikings confraternity aka ARO BAGGER were arrested and one English automatic pump action gun loaded with two (2) live cartridges recovered from them.
Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Also operatives of the Divisional Quick Response Team of ‘A’ Division Warri on routine patrol at Ugbuangue community have arrested one Joshua Godwin, 28, who was sighted in a suspicious manner, and when approached by the team hurriedly abandoned his hand bag and took to his heels.
After conducting a search on the bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun was found.
On suspicion that the suspect might come back to carry his weapon, the team laid ambush for him and apprehended him when he resurfaced with the intend to collect the exhibit.
Similarly, an Eagle-Net patrol team while on patrol along Koka – Ibusa expressway, sighted a suspicious motorcyclist, one Solomon Omachonu, 27, making calls and intercepted him.
After a thorough search was conducted on suspect a locally made pistol was recovered from him.
Other exhibits recovered included, army colour face cap, a camouflage army colour belt and wrist watch with unregistered motorcycle.
Investigation is ongoing.