The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three suspected kidnappers and the rescue of their victim.
The Command’s acting spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed the development to newsmen in Warri on Monday.
He identified the victim as Peter Okologo.
Bright said the suspects were arrested on Saturday by operatives of the Rapid Response Team of the ‘A’ Division, Warri, led by its Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Tanko Mahmud.
“On April 24, 2021 at about 10 a.m., a complaint was received by the DPO ‘A’ Division, Warri, CSP Mahmud that on April 23, one of the suspects from Ogbori Community in Warri led a group of armed men, alleged to be in military uniforms with guns and other weapons, stormed Okologo’s house and whisked him away to an unknown destination after firing gun shots.
“Mahmud, on getting the report, mobilised the Rapid Response Team from the Division. They arrested another suspect who led the kidnappers to the victim’s house.
“Police recovered three empty shells from the scene,” he said.
Bright said that the suspects led the police team to Sapele where the victim was taken hostage.