Delta state police command has arrested a kidnap kingpin and other gang members for allegedly killing a policeman at Abraka area of the State.
The Command also recovered large quantity of ammunition and some guns.
Delta state Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, in a Statement, explained that the Command under the watch of CP Ari Muhammed has recorded another major breakthrough in the fight against kidnappers in the state, saying that this has been achieved due to the proactive system of policing in the state.
The PPRO, said: “Acting on available intelligence, a team of Special Anti kidnapping and Cyber crime Squad (SAKCCS) operatives on April 24,at Abraka, arrested Akpos James ( a.k.a General), 30, of Ekeremor Local Government Area ( LGA ) of Bayelsa State.
The suspect was arrested in connection with the killing of policemen at an eatery in ughelli on New year day, together with several kidnapping/armed robbery within Abraka, Warri, Ughelli and Sapele environs.
“Upon interrogation the suspect who gave useful Information’s in connection with the crime led SAKCCS operatives to the gang’s hideout at Bomadi waterside on April 30, where other members of his gang were engaged in a gun battle, but owing to the superior fire power of the police, members of the gang escaped with various degrees of gun shot injuries into the river.
Two Ak47 rifles, 114 of 7.62 ammunition with six magazines were recovered while manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.
Members of the public are enjoined to help the police by giving any useful information that will lead to the arrest of other fleeing members of the gang, while assuring them that their identity will be treated with high level of confidentiality.
“In another development, on April 29, patrol team of police men attached to 51pmf while on nipping point along Abraka/Eku Expressway on the same date flagged down a tinted Toyota Camry car with registration number LKJ 52 AW, gold colour, driven by Seidu Mohammed, 27, of Oworo Estate Felele Lokoja-Kogi State with Samuel Daniel, 28, and Yusuf Mekudu, 28, all of the same Oworo Estate Lokoja-Kogi State.
They could not give satisfactory account of themselves and how they got the vehicle; they were arrested and taken to the police station.
The police commenced investigation immediately, during interrogation, they confessed that they stole the car on April 28 from where it was parked at International Market, Lokoja”.