The Police in Delta State have arrested two suspected kidnappers from being lynched along Effurun roundabout, Warri, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
The suspects are 32-year-old Oti Shevire and Amos (surname unknown).
According to the Police, a woman had accused the suspects of kidnapping her 17-year-old son earlier that day and a large crowd was beating the suspects until Policemen attached to the Eagle-Net patrol team while on visibility and confidence-building patrol came across them and rescued the suspects.
It was discovered that they were suspected kidnappers. Upon interrogation, they confessed to the crime and led the Policemen to their hideout, where the 17-year-old victim was rescued, the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, stated.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, admonishes members of the public not to engage in jungle justice, as no one has the right to take laws into their hands, and anyone found culpable will face the full wrath of the law.
Similarly, on Friday, Police Operatives attached to Dragon 26 and Dragon 29, while on intensive stop and search duty along Warri/Sapele Road, intercepted a Volkswagen Jetta commercial vehicle with reg. no. PTN 242 TA, conveying some passengers from Sapele to Warri.
The team subjected the passengers to a search, and one locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with two live cartridges was recovered from 22-year-old Aaron Uko.
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