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Kidnapped Victim Regains Freedom



Security Patrol team attached to Ebrumede Police station, in Uviwe Local Government Area of Delta State have  rescued a kidnapped victim while on stop and search duty.

The disclosure was made in a statement signed by the State’s Police Pubic Relations officer, DSP Edafe Bright.

Part of the Statement reads “On 29th July 2023, at about 2300hours, Police patrol team attached to Ebrumede Police station while on stop and search duty flagged down a Lexuz Saloon Car (reg. number withheld) but the occupant on noticing the police, jumped down from the vehicle with a double barrel gun and took to their heels.

“ Some of the police operatives gave them a hot chase during which one of them bearing the firearm was nuetralized while others escaped.

“On a closer look at the abandoned vehicle, a kidnapped victim was seen blindfolded, he was immediately rescued by the operatives and taken to the police station where he stated that he was kidnapped along Jakpa Road, Warri on same date at about 2100hours, when the suspected kidnappers using a tricycle hit his vehicle from behind, and in an attempt to confront them, they brought out the double barrel gun and forced him into his own vehicle.

“Before he was rescued, he had already paid sum of seven hundred thousand naira (#700,000) ransom to their account through bank transfer.

“Victim has been reunited with his family while manhunt for the other fleeing suspects is ongoing.”

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