Kidnapped mother, child rescued by Police in Asaba
Prior to the kidnap, the woman was driving in a Kia Sorento Sports Utility Van, SUV, along Standard Life Bible Church Road, off Direct Labour Agency, DLA Road, Asaba, when she was waylaid.
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the kidnap and rescue of the victims, said the police quickly organized and found the baby and vehicle where they were abandoned.
She said the police, acting on a hint, stormed the hideout of the kidnappers in Issele-Uku. On sighting the police, the abductors fled, while Mrs. Adeyemi was rescued unhurt. DSP Kalu said detectives were still searching for the fleeing suspects.
Meantime, Policemen from the Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, SAKS, Obiaruku in Delta State, have arrested a 35-year-old kidnapping suspect after a gun battle on Obiaruku-Utagba-Uno Road in the state.
Report says that kidnap gang broke into the residence of a lecturer at the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, Mr. Emmanuel Okolie, at Ebayadata quarters, Obiaruku and took away his wife, Roseline, aged 52 years, to unidentified destination. They also made away with his laptop valued at N140,000, Samsung X5 Galaxy phone, valued at N90,000 and N260,000 cash.
“Sequel to report, operatives quickly mobilized and went after the hoodlums along Obiaruku/Utagba-Uno road. Kalu, said
“The kidnappers, on sighting the operatives, engaged them in a gun battle. Consequently, one of the suspects identified as Collins was arrested, while the remaining two escaped with bullet wounds and the victim was rescued unhurt.”
“The suspect has given the names of his accomplices who fled with their weapons.
Meanwhile, investigation is in progress while efforts are on to track down the fleeing miscreants,” she stated.