By Emma Amaize
WARRI- A combined team of the Police and State Security Service, SSS, in Delta State, in an eye-catching operation, weekend, stormed a kidnappers’ den at Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state, and rescued Mrs. Tobore Oborevwori, the wife of the former Special Adviser to the Delta State Governor on Land and Security, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, who was chained on both hands and legs in an uncompleted building at Orerokpe.
Delta State police spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka who confirmed the operation to Vanguard hinted that two of the suspected kidnappers were nabbed and were currently helping the police the police at the Area Command, Ughelli in their investigations.
Vanguard learnt that Chief Oborevwori, who is also member of the special Anti-Kidnapping Task Force recently constituted by the Delta Waterways Security Committee, DWSC, bluntly refused the N50 million ransom demands by the kidnappers, telling them that they had met a wrong customer.
Our informant said the tough stance of Chief Oborevwori flabbergasted the kidnappers but they resolved to see their game through by holding the woman hostage for five days, not knowing what the man, who had helped to burst many kidnap syndicates in the past, had an ace up his sleeves.
The kidnappers alleged accused Oborevwori of issuing threats to some persons when they called him, an allegation that the chief debunked, explaining that his actions while in office were governed by the laws of the land.
It was gathered that Chief Oborevwori joined the security agents in the search and rescue operation for his wife, who was kidnapped, penultimate Sunday, at Orerokpe on her way back from an outing service. She was ambushed by the kidnappers with two vehicles and up till yesterday, the Camry vehicle that was taken away has not been recovered.
Following intelligence information, a strong surveillance put in place for the kidnappers whose operations area at Olomu was traced, but the security team could not immediately track down the exact spot, leading to an alarm signal to the kidnappers when the first target, near their was raided.
The kidnappers took to their heels and feeble Mrs.Oborevwori shouted for help when she saw the security agents. Police spokesman, Mr. Muka told Vanguard that she was rescued unhurt.