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Police arrest kidnap kingpin in Delta

By Emma Amaize, Warri

A kidnapping suspect in the oil city of Warri, Delta State and environs, popularly known as Jackson, is now in police net, just as the police, at the weekend, shot dead one of the bandits believed to have that recently killed and snatched a rifle from policemen in the state.

Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mamman Tsafe, who met with bank executives in Warri to proffer solutions to robbery operations involving their customers in the area, confirmed the arrest of the suspect and recovery of a rifle earlier snatched from the police by bandits.  He said the suspect was being held with another accomplice in Asaba.

Tsafe also said that an attempt to kidnap one Chief Joseph Odjeni of No 96 Orhwohorun yesterday was foiled  by the police in Ovwian police division and youths. According to him, an Ak 47 rifle , registration number, 16094 with 15 rounds of live ammunition was recovered in addition to a Toyota Camry car.

Sunday Vanguard learnt that Jackson , who had been on the wanted list of security agencies in the state, was picked up through the combined efforts of citizens, who contacted soldiers at the Effurun Barracks, Warri.

Tsafe said the police had been on the trail of Jackson for sometime in respect of kidnap ,murder and armed robbery cases in Warri and different parts of the state.

One of the cases is the murder of one Bernard Abugewa, a brother to a former local government chairman of Uvwie local government area.


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