BY Emma Amaize
EKU— A kidnapping operation went awry, yesterday in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, as vigilant youths seized a member of the three-man kidnap gang, while two escaped.
Vanguard learnt that the kidnap suspect was handed over to Police and Army personnel, which mobilised to the community following a tip-off.
A villager, Mr. Andrew Otabor, told Vanguard: “Three young men were seen today (yesterday) moving about Akasidi Street, Eku, and they tried unsuccessfully to stop a woman, who drove into her compound.
“The attention of the youths was drawn to the incident and they mounted surveillance. At 1 p.m., the same gang attempted to kidnap one Mr. Ese Ogbemudia at gunpoint, as he drove into his residence, apparently he was returning from church with his children inside the vehicle.
“Mr. Ogbemudia, a government official, refused to stop his car, reversed and drove out of the compound, leaving the suspected kidnappers confused.”