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Police Kill One Suspected Kidnapper, Arrest Three Others In Delta

The Police in Delta State have arrested three members of the armed robbery and kidnapping syndicate terrorising Ughelli and Warri areas of the State, killing one other in the process.

The arrested suspects were named 19-year-old Stephen Precious, 28-year-old Godstime Sunday, and 19-year-old Apene Prince.

According to the Police, the hoodlums allegedly snatched one AK47 rifle from a Police Officer and kidnapped and murdered one Godspower Emmanuel, after Collecting Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000) ransom.

The suspects met their waterloo on April 30, 2023, when the Police received intelligence that the hoodlums were sited at a hotel in Agbarho. The DPO Ovwian Aladja Division, CSP Aliyu Shaba, mobilized and led detectives to the area in search of them.

The State Police Spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, said the hoodlums opened fire on the Policemen, which the Police equally responded and one Felix A.K.A “OBJ” was shot and later confirmed dead at the hospital.

One AK 47 rifle with breech no. 19617, 18 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one English double barrel gun, 11 Android phones, two phones, one long knife, one suspected stolen white-coloured GLK Mercedes Benz with reg. no YAB 733 BK, two bottles of codeine, and two wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered.

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