The police in Delta State have arrested three notorious kidnapping and armed robbery suspects at Agbarha community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state and Sagbama, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The suspects after committing the crimes escaped but luck ran against them as they were on a later day recognised by their victims who alerted the police and got them arrested.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects in a statement signed on Wednesday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed that the suspects were currently in the custody of the police in the state.
He said, “On the 22/01/2022 at about 2130hrs, a kidnapped victim (name withheld) of Uvwiana road, Agbarha, reported that he was kidnapped along Esiso street Agbarho. The victim further stated that in the process of transferring him to another vehicle, he escaped from his abductors.
“Consequently, on the 23/01/2022 at about 0930hrs, the victim spotted one of the hoodlums and he immediately alerted the DPO Agbarho Division, CSP Samuel Ogwa, who swiftly mobilised and led police operatives to the area where the suspect named Godstime Rufus “M” aged 22yrs of Esiso street Agbarho was arrested.
“Upon further interrogation and investigation, the suspect led operatives to their hideout where two other suspects namely, Stanley Efeme “M” age 21yrs of NEPA Line and Davidson Esiso “M” aged 35yrs of no. 25 Osah Street Agbarho were arrested and they were all identified by the victim. Investigation is ongoing.
“In the year 2021, March 5th to be precise, a case of armed robbery was reported at Oleh Division that one man (name withheld) aged 33 years was shot and his Qlink motorcycle was snatched from him by suspected armed robbers between Olomoro and Ehwne communities in Isoko South LGA. Investigation was then initiated and the victim was taken to Olomoro General Hospital where he was treated and discharged.
“Unluckily for them, on 23/01/2022 the victim spotted one of the hoodlums around Sagbama, Bayelsa State and he immediately alerted the command. The Commissioner of Police Delta State, Ari Muhammed Ali, directed that operatives from Oleh Division proceed to Bayelsa state for a discreet investigation with a view to arresting the suspects.
“Upon an intelligence-led investigation, one George Akporie ‘m’ age 25yrs, Prosper Asaeta ‘m’ age 29yrs and Eziekel Stephen ‘m’ age 23yrs all of Igbide community, Isoko South were arrested at Sagbama in Bayelsa State. One locally made gun was recovered from the suspects and they will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.”