Operatives of Delta State Police command acting on a tip-off that a victim (name withheld) was kidnapped on December 28,2022, at about 2215hrs in Ugborikoko,and the kidnappers were heading toward Agbarho with the victim's car.

The operatives were deployed to Warri-Ughelli express-way to carry out intensive stop and search with a view of rescuing the victim and arrest the suspects,In the course of the stop and search, they intercepted a Mercedez GLK SUV that matches the description of the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect Oghenetega Ovwa (male) of Ugborikoko, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested.

One pump action gun with six (6) rounds of cartridges were confiscated. The suspect confessed to being a member of the kidnapping gang that earlier kidnapped the owner of the GLK.  He led the team to their hideout at Ugborikoko in Warri South LGA, on arrival at the hideout,his gang members engaged the Police in a gun duel, the suspect was hit during the heavy gun duel, while other members of the gang escaped. The victim was rescued unhurt and reunited with his family.

Meanwhile,the suspect, who sustained serious gunshot injuries during the gun duel, was taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The operatives have launched manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.


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