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l3 army impostors, police officer arrested in Delta
By Dayo Johnson, Rotimi Ojomoyela, Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the personnel of the Ondo State Security outfit codenamed Amotekun after a failed abduction of three church travellers during the Easter festivity.
The suspects were arrested along Ifira-Akoko-Idoani road in Ose council area of the state.
Vanguard gathered that the three travellers rescued by Amotekun personnel include Adewale Adebisi, 52; Miss Ahan Mary, 21 and Miss Ladi Bude, 23.
They were reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint while travelling with other church members from Benue State to Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Reports had it that the unsuspecting driver of the bus decided to stop on the highway after they were flagged down by the abductors, who pretended to be motorists whose vehicle had a mechanical fault.
The victims, it was gathered, were marched into the forest thereafter while some motorists, who watched from a distance on the highway and suspected that the three persons might have been kidnapped, telephoned the security outfit.
The personnel of the corps reportedly stormed the forest where they rescued the three victims and arrested two suspects.
Contacted, the state commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the arrest of the two suspects and the rescue of the three travellers.
Adeleye said they were rescued by his men after combing the forest where they were abducted.
According to him, “We thank God for the release of the victims though our men are still on ground combing the bush. Our personnel responded immediately after the distress call and were able to rescue the victims.
3 army impostors, police officer arrested in Delta
In a related development, troops of the 63 Brigade, Asaba, Delta State, have arrested three army impostors, a serving mobile police officer and one other person, along the Kwale-Ogwashi-Uku Road for allegedly harassing commuters with “the intention of kidnapping or robbing their victims.”
Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the brigade, Captain George Okupe, who disclosed this in a statement, said the “shabbily dressed” serving mobile police officer and the others were “inside a registered dual coloured (ash and blue) Peugeot 608 saloon car with number plate LND 436 EX LAGOS” when they were apprehended.
The statement listed the suspects to include “Sergeant Stanley Okolukw Agwuchi (F/NO: 505161) serving in Ogwashi Police Division; Mr Augustine Emmanuel, from Ejeme Aniogor in Aniocha South of Delta State, who claimed to be Read More
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