Eight suspected kidnappers arrested in Delta

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The Delta State Police Command has arrested eight persons suspected to be behind kidnappings in the state.

The suspects were nabbed at a popular guest house after executing a kidnap operation.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Mustafa told newsmen that a team of Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCSS, apprehended one Henry George who later confessed to be a member of a kidnapping gang terrorizing the state.

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Mustafa also gave insight into some kidnap cases that have occurred in parts of the state.

His words: “Lukeman Babajide of Oyede town, who left home on June 23 for Ughelli, to see one Kennedy who invited him via a phone call from [07030592843] for a contract but went missing on June 30.

“The same Kennedy called Ogechi, Babajide’s wife, that her husband was owing him a sum of N800,000 and will only be released after payment,” Mustafa said.

According to the Commissioner, “A total of six suspects have so far being arrested and the investigation continues.

“Based on intelligence, the OC Anti-Kidnapping, received an information that a notorious kidnapper, Austin, aged 39-year-old from Emede Ogbolo in Isoko South, who had been on the wanted list of the Police was sighted at Ughelli.

“A team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer went in search of the wanted kidnapper. The search yielded fruit as he was arrested at Ughelli Guest House. The suspect confessed kidnap cases, including the kidnap of one Godwin Etabrita, which occurred October 14, 2016,” Mustafa said.

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