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Suspected kidnapper arrested at mechanic workshop in Delta

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By Nosa Akenzua

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested one of the suspects who kidnapped a young man in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state. 

The police public relations officer of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday said the suspect, Godspower Omosomvofa and members of his gang kidnapped one Tayo Badamosi along Ughelli road last month. 

Edafe said operatives trailed the suspect to a mechanic workshop in Warri where he had gone to repair the vehicle used in the operation.  

Suspected kidnapper arrested while repairing operational vehicle at mechanic workshop in Delta 

“On the 6/5/2021 at about 0837hrs, a distress caller from Felix Ibru Street Osubi reported that his son Tayo Badamasi was kidnapped in the early hours of same date in front of their house along Ughelli road Agbarho by unknown gun men operating with black Toyota Corolla car with Reg no YEN 346 LE black in colour,” Edafe stated.

According to the statement, a combined team of police operatives from the Agbaro and ‘A’ divisions trailed the gang to Cemetery Road, Warri, forcing the kidnappers to abandon their victim and flee in their operational vehicle.

The ‘A’ Division, Warri, was to, later, trailed and track the kidnappers to a mechanic workshop, where one of the suspects, Godspower Omosomvofa, 39, of Otokutu community in Ughelli North local government area had gone to repair their operational vehicle.

“The suspect was quickly rounded up and arrested. The black Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. YEN 346 LA used by the hoodlums in perpetrating their nefarious activities vehicle has been impounded. The victim has identified both the suspect and also the vehicle which they used in kidnapping him. Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing,” he added.

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