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.