The Delta State Police Command has neutralised one suspected kidnapper and arrested three others with severe gunshot injuries in Ughelli, Warri.
The police command made this known in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the command, Bright Edafe, shared on their Twitter page on Tuesday.
The police command also disclosed that its operatives recovered one AK47 rifle, 18 rounds of 7.6MM ammunition, one double barrel locally made gun and one suspected stolen GLK Benz.
The statement partly read, “Following reports of kidnapping and armed robbery operations in Ughelli, Warri and environs, the Deputy Commissioner of Police operations, DCP Johnson Adenola, mandated all Divisional Police Officers in the Command to gather intelligence and ensure that this ugly trend is nipped in the bud.
“In compliance with this directive, on 30/04/2023 at about 13 00hrs, acting on information received via intelligence gathered on an armed robbery gang that snatched one AK47 rifle from a police officer and also allegedly kidnapped and murdered one Godspower Emmanuel ‘m’ after collecting four hundred thousand naira (N400,000) ransom was 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.”
Other items recovered included “One English double barrel gun, 11 Android phones, two botton phones, one long knife, one suspected stolen white coloured GLK Mercedes Benz with reg. no YAB 733 BK, two bottles of codeine, two wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp.”
The statement added that investigations were ongoing in the case.