As part of the effective measures put in place to stem the tide of criminalities in the “ember” months, the Delta State Police Command has arrested four suspected kidnappers for attempting to kidnap one Okpore Michael “m’ and his girlfriend in Asaba, the Delta State Capital.
In a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Zanna.M, Ibrahim gave the names of the suspects as Malachy Chikwado ‘m’, 28yrs old, of No. 10 Okocha Street, Cable Point, Asaba, John Obi ‘m’, 22yrs old, of No. 22 Femi-Okun Estate Lekki, Lagos, Osita Obiakwe ‘m’, 24yrs old, of Jarret Street, Ogbe-Ofu, Asaba and Ezeah Chinedu ‘m’, 36yrs old, of Uzowani, Igbueze L.G.A, Enugu State.
The Police claimed that, “On 13/11/2016, at about 1710hrs, a five-man kidnap gang led by one Malachy Chikwado ‘m’ lured one Okpore Michael ‘m’ and his girl friend to Dema Kitchen, Asaba. While there at Dema Kitchen, other members, one John Obi ‘m’ , Osita Obiakwe ‘m’, Ezeah Chinedu ‘m’ and two others now at large left their gang leader, Malachy Chikweado with their targeted victim and went to lie in wait for him in a bush around his house at Bonsac area Asaba. As the victim was returning home, the suspects came out and attempted to kidnap him into a Toyota car. The victim, however, raised the alarm which attracted people from the neighborhood, thereby forcing them to abandon their prey and escaped.”
The Police also noted that the suspects were arrested at different locations by the Operatives of SAKCCS on receipt of a report after conducting a “diligent investigation.”
The Police further claimed that the suspects have confessed to have committed the offence.