Delta Police clamps down on kidnappers

on   /   in News 12:43 am   /   Comments

The Delta State Police command has clamped down on hoodlums suspected to be the brains behind incidences of kidnapping and torture recorded in the past few months in the state.

1adubaThe state police boss, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, who spearheaded the arrest, told Crime Alert that the hoodlums were arrested sequel to a report by elders and stakeholders of Ugborodo community in Warri South West Local Council Area of Delta on the activities of the hoodlums.

According to him, “some miscreants in the community who are hell-bent on working contrary to the Federal Government’s policy against economic sabotage, pipeline vandalization, oil bunkering and other related offenses, were rounded up by community leaders.

Drawing from the existing synergy between the police command, personnel of the armed forces and the Directorate of State Security, DSS, and considering the difficult terrain upon which the community is located, the command, in collaboration with the personnel of the Nigerian Navy, successfully effected the arrest of four of the suspected hoodlums.”

The suspects, according to Aduba, are Benson Omadeli, Michael Lodge, Churchill Omadeli and Uwamah Joseph. Other suspects were said to have escaped arrest by the joint security team.

Aduba said investigation into the matter was on, adding that “enough evidence were collated indicting the suspects for the offenses of conspiracy, attempted murder, kidnapping and promoting inter-tribal war. They have been charged and arraigned accordingly in court, while being currently remanded in prison.

    Print       Email