Operatives of the Delta State Police Command and local vigilante groups have rescued two kidnapped victims from a forest in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, September 4, 2023, said four live cartridges; one Tecno Spark phone; one ATM card; and three sim cards were recovered from the scene.
On 30/8/2023 at about 1330hours, the DPO Oghara division received a distress call that two persons were suspected to have been kidnapped at Oghara-Ugbenu link road and their whereabouts not known, the statement read.
“In an ingenious display of crime fighting craft, the Divisional Police Officer of Oghara CSP Olasunkanmi Musiliu, while working on credible and technically generated information, led a combined team of police operatives of the Division, Anti-Cult Unit, SIB Unit, and the local vigilante groups into Oghara-Ugbenu Forest on the 31st of August 2023, at about 11:30 am
The operatives relentlessly combed the forest which forced the kidnappers to abandon the victims and escaped. The operatives rescued the two kidnapped victims unhurt and have since reunited with their families Four live cartridges; one Tecno Spark phone; one ATM card; and three sim cards of different telecommunication networks were recovered from the scene.
Regardless of the victim’s rescue, efforts are on top gear to ensure the arrest of the fleeing suspected kidnappers.”