By Austin Ogwuda
ASABAâ€”EIGHTEEN suspected kidnappers have been arrested in Delta State,Â while two persons are also in police netÂ over pipeline vandalization.
State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Charles Muka, who confirmed this to newsmen, said â€œout of eight cases of kidnapping reported between April and May this year, 18 persons were arrested while five are already facing charges in the court.â€
On the vandalization of pipelines, the PPRO said, â€œon May 20, 2010, at about 0115 hours, Abor patrol men received information that some people were vandalizing AGIP oil pipeline located at Ibrede village Abor. The men stormed the area and arrested two persons (names withheld) while three other suspects escaped and efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects.â€
He further told reporters that two persons were arrested in connection with ATM card fraud.
On robbery, the state commandâ€™s spokesman said â€œ10 cases of robbery incidents were reported between April and May this year, in which 19 were arrested and 10 already in court.â€