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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Police rescue abducted naval personnel in Delta.

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The naval personnel, Kola Omoniyi, who was reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen on Monday, October 29, 2018, along the Sapele-Warri Expressway, has been rescued.

He was rescued in the early hours of Saturday.

Four of his abductors were also arrested by men of the Delta state police command. Omoniyi was said have been rescued by a crack team police investigators, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the ‘C’ Division, Asaba, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Anieteh Eyoh.

According to sources, the police investigative team had gone after the kidnappers’ gang, zeroed it in on Ibada Elume community in Sapele council area of the state, arrested some of the conspirators of the crime, which led to the eventual release of Omoniyi.

According to a security source, “the success of the rescue of the navy official was to the credit of the use of cutting edge technology in policing. The Eyoh-led team had located the area of the criminals’ hideout and went after some of their abbeters. That’s how they managed to get the man out. Four of the suspects are now in police custody”.

Sources, however informed that suspected mastermind of the crime had taken to his heels and was still being sought as at the time filing this report.

Contacted, the Delta state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Muhammad Mustafa confirmed the report, saying the rescued Omoniyi had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

“The Police combed the area and the suspects were arrested around Sapele area.The Naval Officer is receiving treatment at the Navy Hospital in Effurun. Investigation is still ongoing”, he said.

It would be recalled that the abductors of the naval personnel had reached out to his family and had demanded a N4 million ransom for his release.
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