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Gunmen ambush police team escorting kidnap suspects to court

By Austin Ogwuda

Asaba — GUNMEN, yesterday, ambushed a team of policemen escorting two kidnap suspects, earlier arrested, to court for arraignment, leading to fierce gun battle, during which the suspects were killed.

Delta State Police Command’s spokesperson, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, who made the disclosure, yesterday, said following the bloody encounter, the two kidnap suspects being conveyed to the court lost their lives in the process while the police vehicle was badly damaged.

According to her, “a team of operatives from Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad Asaba, conveying two male suspects, one Ogaga Enueme ‘m’ and Efe Edheki ‘m’, to a Magistrate Court in Oleh for arraignment in connection with the offences of conspiracy and kidnapping, ran into an ambush by gunmen at Oloh Ogwashi on Kwale Road, and at the end of the ensuing gun battle, the police vehicle was shattered while the two suspects were hit by bullets from the hoodlums.

“They were quickly rushed to the hospital for treatment, but they later gave up the ghost. The deceased suspects had on January 5, at 1240hrs kidnapped one Mrs. Vivian Obonyano ‘f’, aged 55, on her way from church on Asaba-Ase Road, Uzere town.”

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