Police  Neutralise  Kidnap  Suspect, Arrest 4 Others  In Delta - The Top Society

Police  Neutralise  Kidnap  Suspect, Arrest 4 Others  In Delta

ADEWALE AJAYI
The Police Command in Delta has neutralised a suspected member of a kidnap gang during a shootout in Ughelli North Local Government area.
The command’s spokesman, SP Bright Edafe told newsmen on Friday in Warri that the other members of the gang escaped during the shootout.
Edafe said that the incident occurred on Thursday near the Adjekota-Ogor communities  of Ughelli North.
He said that the team of police operatives deployed by the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Olufemi Abaniwonda, intercepted and engaged the hoodlums resulting in the death of one of the gang members.
Edafe said that the team lead by ASP Julius Robinson, acting on credible intelligence, stormed a criminal hideout on the Ughelli/Patani Road by an abandoned filling station.
“The hoodlums on sighting the police opened fire on the team, and the police responded.
“In the ensuing gun duel, one of the hoodlums sustained serious gun shot injuries while others escaped.
“The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment,” he said.
Edafe said that two Beretta pistol and five rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the gang members.
The command’s spokesman said that a manhunt was already underway for the fleeing members of the gang.
The Police PRO added that the police special team arrested four robbery/kidnap suspects in Sapele Town on Wednesday.
He said that ASP Robinson led the police team to the suspects hideout in Sapele and effected the arrest.
According to him, one locally made cut-to-size gun was recovered from the suspects.
Edafe said that preliminary investigation revealed that aside the hoodlums’ involvement in cult-related activities, they were also suspected to be armed robbers
The police spokesman said that investigation into the case was ongoing.
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