Kidnapping: Police Rescue Woman, Three Children in Warri


BEVERLY HILLS, August 23, (THEWILL) - The Delta State Police Command said it has rescued a nursing mother with her three kids after being kidnapped in Warri, the commercial hub centre of the state.

The woman simply identified as Mrs. Tokunbo Oruma was reportedly abducted with her three children and taken away in her Honda CRV car by the kidnappers August 16, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, said in a statement.

According to a statement, 'On the 17th August, about 1315hrs, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Ugborikoko Division, near Warri, received information that on 16 August at about 1800hrs one Mrs. Tokunbo Oruma and her three children including a 10-month- old were kidnapped and driven away in her Honda CRV SUV to an unknown destination by the suspected hoodlums.'

The statement said the case was immediately transferred to Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad (SAKS) Asaba for investigation.

According to the police spokesperson, the operatives of SAKS had on 17th August at about 1600hrs trailed the kidnappers through the phone number they were using to negotiate for ransom with the victim's husband.

She said the clampdown paid off the following day as the suspected kidnappers, sensing that the operatives were closing on them, released the victims unhurt and without ransom.

While saying that efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspects, Kalu said that the victims have since been re-united with their family.

Meanwhile, an engineer who was reportedly intimidating people at Ekrevwer with an Italian made gun has been arrested for alleged unlawful possession of firearm.

'On 19/8/2014 at about 0925hrs, the DPO, Otu-Jeremi Division received information that one Engineer Sijbenu Godwin 'm' was threatening and intimidating people at Ekrevwer Quarters Ugevwughe community in Ughelli L.G.A by sporadic shooting of gun,' the PPRO said.

According to her, items recovered from the suspect included one Italian pump action gun and 44 live cartridges, adding however that investigation was ongoing.