Celebration As Six Kidnapped Victims Are Rescued At The Obadan Forest In Edo State, Two Suspected Kidnapper Arrested (PHOTO)
The Edo State Police Command has disclosed that the currently have in their custody, two suspects arrested for alleged kidnapping of six persons along the Benin- Ekpoma Expressway by the operatives of the command, adding that all the victims were rescued.
It was gathered that the victims were kidnapped on Wednesday around 6. 40pm on their way from Ekpoma to Benin in a Toyota Sienna vehicle.
This was confirmed in a statement on Thursday by SP Kontongs Bello, the state Police Public Relations Officer, who said the two suspects identified as 40- year- old Abdulkarim Kazeem and 40- year- old Odoh Chukchekua, were arrested for their involvement in the incident.
The statement also revealed that the suspects were arrested in Obadan forest while leading the victims into the forest.
The statement read, ” On July 7, 2021 around 6. 40pm, operatives of the Edo State Police Command, Egba divisional headquarters, got credible information from members of the public that a Toyota Sienna with number plate, EDO RRU 780 NE, driven by Eric Ehiaguna and belonging to a private transport company on his way from Ekpoma to Benin was intercepted by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers at Igue- Ozevbaru, who kidnapped all the passengers and forced them into the forest.
” The unrelenting DPO, Egba division, SP John Emmanuel, swiftly mobilised his patrol teams, safer highway, military and vigilance groups, into the bush for immediate bush combing with a view to ensuring the safe rescue of the kidnapped victims.
” The police team, led by the DPO, swooped on the kidnappers while leading the victims into the forest. The security operatives engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel around the Obadan forest. The hoodlums then abandoned all the victims, including the driver, and fled into the bush, while two of them were caught. “
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