The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Delta State command, has regained freedom after he was allegedly kidnapped along the Benin-Asaba Expressway on Friday.
Naija News understands that the Police officer was allegedly kidnapped between the Onicha-Ugbo and Issele-Uku axis.
A source at the state police command headquarters in Asaba, the Delta state capital revealed that the victim was freed by his abductors after paying a ransom of N3 million.
The gunmen were said to have shot indiscriminately before whisking the victim away to an unknown destination.
The victim, whose name was given as Mr. Okoro is in charge of Galilee Police Station, Ute-Ogbeje community in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
He reportedly regained his freedom on Sunday after the negotiated the ransom paid.
However, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State command, Adeyinka Adeleke, however, denied the incident and the subsequent payment of ransom.
He clarified that it was the DPO’s friend, who was kidnapped. He added that he had been in touch with the DPO, stressing that the police do not support the payment of ransom for kidnap victims.
Source: Naija News
Bandits Demand N100m To Free UI Undergraduate Student
The parents of Emmanuel Odetunde, a student of Sociology at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State who was abducted by bandits have been asked to pay N100m for their child’s freedom.
Naija News understands that the undergraduate student was taken away by the unknown gunmen who invaded his father’s farmland in Oke Odan, Apete area of the state capital on Monday, February 22.
Reports had it that Odetunde was abducted after four suspected herders stormed their farm and demanded his father. They, however, went away with the young man after workers on the farmland told the gunmen that the father is not around.
The victim’s brother, Samuel told newsmen that the abductors had reached out to the family, demanding N100m ransom. Although Samuel said the safety of his brother was paramount, he added that the family could not raise the huge amount.
Responding to the situation when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said in a statement that the police “are working alongside other security operatives to ensure that the victim returns safely from the den of his abductors.”
“We will also ensure that the kidnappers are captured having deployed a police tactical team, including an anti-kidnapping squad that will help in the rescue mission,” the PPRO added.
Meanwhile, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has taken to social media to mock the Nigeria Police Force and Army over reprisal attack by citizens.
Kanu in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Friday morning, February 26 said the security agencies are now enjoying what they sowed during the Obigbo and Lekki Toll Gate incidents that caused the loss of lives a few months ago, Naija New reports.
Biafra: How Nigerian Army Tried To Assassinate IPOB’s Lawyer – Nnamdi Kanu
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the Nigerian Army of allegedly attempting to assassinate Barrister Chukwuemeka Okoroafor.
In a press statement released to newsmen on Thursday by the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful, Nnamdi Kanu claimed that Okoroafor was ambushed by men who came out of a white Hilux truck on Suleja-Bida highway on Thursday and opened fire on his car.
He said the lawyer was leaving Alpha Military Commando Base in Suleja where he had gone to confirm an intelligence report regarding some Biafran agitators detained by the Nigerian Army, when he was attacked.
Nnamdi Kanu said: “Barrister Okoroafor went to the Alpha Military Commando Base in Suleja to confirm intelligence reports from credible sources that civilians being held at this military detention camp are all missing Biafrans, including Elvis Ngozi and 109 others.
“Upon exiting this facility and into Suleja-Bida Road, an unmarked white Hilux truck pulled up by the side of his vehicle and opened fire on him in an effort to kill him. The same thing they did to Barrister Ejiofor about two years ago when they invaded his country home in a similar state-sponsored attempt to assassinate him.
“Barrister Okoroafor told me that before leaving the base, he discovered that the left rear wheel of his SUV was marked with black paint. He drove into Suleja Area Command and made a report. Shortly afterwards he was attacked on the road. This testimony convinced me that the attackers were members of Nigeria’s security agents.”
The IPOB leader claimed that the alleged attack on Okoroafor was an attempt to scare lawyers from working with the pro-Biafra group.
He said: “The whole world must take note of this barbaric attack against innocent Barrister Chukwuemeka Richard Okoroafor in Abuja today being the 25th day of February, 2021, a lawyer who is doing his professional job.
“Since the Nigerian Army and police have taken it upon themselves to assassinate IPOB lawyers and to stop IPOB from challenging them with self-evident truth in their own law courts, they will soon reap the fruit of their evil deed. We, therefore, demand the immediate release of all sex slaves in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”
Imo: ‘Your Turn Has Finally Come’ – Nnamdi Kanu Mocks Police, Army
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has taken to social media to mock the Nigeria Police Force and Army over reprisal attack by citizens.
Kanu in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Friday morning, February 26 said the security agencies are now enjoying what they sowed during the Obigbo and Lekki Toll Gate incidents that caused the loss of lives a few months ago.
Naija News understands that the IPOB leader was reacting to the ongoing crisis in Imo State. It was reported earlier that some hoodlums threw inflammable objects at the Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State and burnt down the police facility.
The development ignited the environment, causing the policemen on guard, suspects, and natives to run into nearby bushes.
Confirming the report a source said, “This is very strange. Fleeing hoodlums have just razed Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police headquarters. They didn’t bother going into the compound. They just threw ignitable objects on the Divisional headquarters and drove off few minutes after it caught fire.
“All the policemen on duty including suspects who were being detained ran into the nearby bushes. Locals also fled their homes as the fire raged. We have not seen this one before.”
Affirming to the incident, a police spokesperson for the state command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said no policeman was lost to the incident.
Reacting to the development moments later, Kanu took to the micro-blogging platform and wrote: “Nigerian Police & Nigerian Army, do you think that those you killed their brothers and sisters in #Obigbo and #LekkiTollGate, will sit back and watch all of you enjoy your lives? Hell No!”
“Seems your turn has finally come, please enjoy it to the fullest!”
See the tweet below:
Nigerian Police & Nigerian Army, do you think that those you killed their brothers and sisters in #Obigbo and #LekkiTollGate, will sit back and watch all of you enjoy your lives? Hell No!
Seems your turn has finally come, please enjoy it to the fullest!#StopPoliceBrutality
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) February 26, 2021