A man (name withheld) has escaped from his abductors six days after he was kidnapped in front of his house in Delta State.
The man who was kidnapped on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, escaped from his abductors at Owhorode Udu in Udu Local Government Area of the state on Monday, January 17, 2022.
A statement by the spokesman for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the victim called to inform the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Otu-Jeremi Division about the incident on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
According to the statement, “The DPO Ovwian-Aladja Division was immediately contacted by the DPO Otu-Jeremi Division and on receipt of this information, he swiftly mobilised and led police operatives to the scene.
“The hoodlums on sighting the police escaped. Upon searching their hideout, the following exhibits were recovered; one cut to size locally-made gun, one Beretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition, one handcuff, six(6) assorted phones, nineteen(19) sim cards, one UBA ATM card, one wristwatch, one jackknife and a cash sum of thirty-five thousand naira (N35, 000). Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.”
Meanwhile, men of the Enerhen Division of the Nigeria Police Force have recovered a Toyota Camry car that was robbed from the owner (name withheld) on Monday, January 17, 2022, while he was sitting inside the car at Thermocool premises opposite Ecobank, Udu road in Udu Local Government Area.
According to the police statement, “some hoodlums double-crossed him with a custom coloured Highlander jeep, pointed a gun at him and forcefully robbed him of his car along with the following items; iPhone 12 Pro valued N600, 000, Oppo phone valued N195, 000, two gold chain valued N380, 000, and Apple series wristwatch valued N150, 000.
“The DPO Enerhen Division detailed Police Detectives to investigate. Upon a technical intelligence-led investigation, the vehicle was located at Orhuwhorun in Ovwian-Aladja. The Armed robbers replaced the Vehicle number plate with another with reg. no. TDU269AA. The Vehicle was recovered, while a manhunt for the hoodlums is ongoing.”