Police arrest suspected kidnappers of Delta female magistrate

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By AUSTIN OGUDA

ASABA — MEN of the Delta State police command have arrested a kidnap gang that abducted a female magistrate in the state, just as the command also rescued another kidnap victim in Edo State.

Parading the suspects in Asaba, yesterday, acting state police command’s spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka, said: “The State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, at Ughelli arrested the four suspects at Otowodu junction.

“And in the course of interrogation, the suspects confessed to kidnapping the daughter of Professor D. D. Daura along Udu road Warri on February 18, 2012.

“They also confessed to kidnapping a female magistrate, Ufuoma Koffi of Ughelli customary court on June 5, 2011 at Ughelli and Madam Ovibi Ogbalor, owner of a coldroom along Isoko road, Ughelli.”

Also paraded at the police headquarters were suspected cultists recently arrested in Ughelli and Ibusa, during what he described as clamp-down on identified cultists’ dens.

On the rescue of the kidnap victim, Muka said: “The command has rescued one Chuks Ogbum at Ugoneki in Edo State after he was kidnapped on the sixth of this month at Kwale and taken to Ugoneki bush where his hands were tied.

“It was through information that the Special anti-kidnapping squad in synergy with policemen at Ugoneki rescued the man unhurt after a gun battle with the fleeing hoodlums.”

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