From Osakhare Erese Asaba
The Police Anti-Robbery Men attached to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba, yesterday arrested three suspected car robbery suspects at the residence of a 52 year old widow (name withheld) around Infant Jesus road Asaba.
The Police Image Maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, disclosed that the police of the Anti-Robbery Department acted on intelligence gathering, adding that the suspects upon interrogation, confessed to the crime and took them to Agbor where they recovered thirteen vehicles.
The suspects whose names were given as Kayode Fredrick, Nnamdi Kenneth, and Boniface Iwuobi, the Police Image Maker added, are being retained for further investigation as they would be charged to court of completion of investigation. Meanwhile, a 47-year old man, Philips Emekudu resident of Okpanam community near Asaba on Thursday evening escaped from his abductors’ den after two weeks of his abduction.
It was gathered that the victim was on his way to his house on the fateful day in his Lexus 350 Jeep along Okpanam road when a six-man gang of suspected kidnappers allegedly swooped on him close to a popular hotel, and forced him into the car before they zoomed off to an unknown destination.
However, the victim while narrating his ordeals to journalists yesterday, said “they took me away to a bush where I was kept for two weeks without good food until I was assisted to escape by one of them who claimed I assisted some years back”.
It would be recalled that the Delta State Police Command had launched a search for the where about of the victim before the kidnappers established contact with his relations.
Also, in Ibusa, near Asaba two suspected kidnappers were arrested by the police in the area on Thursday after they were said to have lured their victim through the social media to the town.
The victim, who was invited by the suspects from Owerri in Imo State to Ibusa on Facebook, was kidnapped and dragged into the bush by the suspects, and later demanded for a ransom of N200, 000 from the victim’s relations before they were arrested.
Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, Police Image Maker in the state confirmed that the suspects were currently undergoing investigation as they will be charged to court on completion of investigation.