Delta po­lice ar­rest five sus­pected kid­nap­pers of four Bri­tons

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - From Hen­drix Oliomogbe, As­aba

THE Delta State Po­lice have ar­rested five sus­pects who al­legedly ab­ducted four Bri­tish na­tion­als in Bu­rutu Lo­cal Coun­cil of the state last month.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, gave the names of the sus­pects who were pa­raded yes­ter­day by the po­lice in As­aba, the state cap­i­tal, as Ekpe­nunena Court­mem­ber (19), Wirly Hu­ludu (35), Godswill Hana (22), James Tennes (45) and Bu­rutu Ebimene Ar­erebo (31).

Ibrahim said the gang leader, Mr. Karowei Gbaku­mor of Eneko­rogha com­mu­nity in Bu­rutu Lo­cal Coun­cil of Delta State was on the run and had been de­clared wanted and two mil­lion naira will be given to any per­son who could come up with in­for­ma­tion that would lead to his ar­rest.

He said some of the sus­pects had made con­fes­sional state­ment on their com- plic­ity in the ab­duc­tion of the Bri­tons.

“On the 13th of Oc­to­ber, 2017, we in­formed you of the un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent re­gard­ing the kid­nap of some Bri­tish cit­i­zens at Enako­rogha com­mu­nity in Bu­rutu Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Delta by a crim­i­nal gang.

“The gang of armed mil­i­tants was led by one Karowei Gbaku­mor. Po­lice op­er­a­tives, act­ing on a tipoff ef­fected the ar­rest of the sus­pects who have var­i­ous de­gree of com­plic­ity in the case,” he said.

The com­mis­sioner said that one of the sus­pects, Ekpe­nunena Court­mem­ber, con­fessed to have led the gang to the scene of the crime, adding that an­other sus­pect, Ebimene Arer­obo, was also ar­rested by sol­diers of the Oper­a­tiondeltasafe.

He said upon the ar­rest of Arer­obo, it was dis­cov­ered that the sus­pect aided and abet­ted the crim­i­nal oper­a­tions of the no­to­ri­ous kid­nap syn­di­cate headed by Karowei.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser, Dr. Aderemi Oyewumi (left); Com­man­dant of Na­tional De­fence Col­lege, Rear Ad­mi­ral Adeniyi Osi­nowo and rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Min­is­ter of In­te­rior, Chiemela Evu­runobi at a round-ta­ble on For­eign Pol­icy and Na­tional Se­cu­rity in Abuja …yes­ter­day. PHOTO: NAN

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