Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have rescued a man who was kidnapped in Sapele around Oghareki community.
Sapele is the headquarters of Sapele Local Government Area while Oghareki is a community in Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.
The kidnap victim who has reunited with his family was kidnapped on Thursday, August 17, 2023, in Sapele at the entrance of his apartment at about 7pm.
The spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Friday, said, “On 17/8/2023 at about 2035 hours, the DPO Oghara police station received information from members of the community that some persons suspected to be kidnappers were sighted in a white Benz GLK with reg. No ABC-448-HC around Oghareki community.
“The DPO Oghara swiftly mobilized and led a team of the Command’s Anti-cult unit alongside the divisional patrol team to the area with the support of community youth and local vigilantes.
“The team embarked on a serious patrol of the area until about 2150 hours when the policemen sighted the said vehicle and on getting closer to the vehicle, the hoodlums abandoned the car and escaped into the bush. Upon search of the vehicle, the kidnapped victim was rescued and twenty rounds of 7.62 AK-47 live ammunition were recovered.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass while commending the efforts of the DPO and his men, also assures members of the public that the command will continue to embark on a more proactive and intelligence-led operation to see that these criminal elements are completely flushed out of the state.
“The CP urged members of the public to assist the Police by providing useful, timely, and credible information that will aid in crime fighting. CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS: 08036684974, 08125958005 and 09053872287.”