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Suspected kidnapper arrested while repairing operational vehicle at mechanic workshop in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has detained one of the suspects in the kidnapping of a young guy in the state’s Ughelli North Local Area.

The suspect, Godspower Omosomvofa, and members of his gang kidnapped one Tayo Badamosi along Ughelli road last month, according to the command’s acting spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe.

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Activists followed the suspect to a mechanic shop in Warri, where he had gone to fix the vehicle used in the operation, according to Edafe.

Suspected kidnapper arrested while repairing operational vehicle at mechanic workshop in Delta

“A distress caller from Felix Ibru Street Osubi reported that his son Tayo Badamasi was kidnapped in the early hours of the same date in front of their house along Ughelli road Agbarho by unknown gunmen operating in a black Toyota Corolla automobile with Reg no YEN 346 LE black in colour,” Edafe said.

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“The police tracked the gang down to Cemetery Road in Warri using high-tech intelligence gathering. In a joint effort, the DPOS Agbaro Division and ‘A’ Division Warri dispatched patrol squads from their respective divisions to track down the kidnappers. The kidnappers were forced to dump their victim and flee in their operable car due to the patrol teams’ unwavering efforts.

“The kidnappers were still being pursued by DPO ‘A’ Division Warri CSP TY Mahmud, who never gave up. The police effort paid off on June 30, 2021, when the ‘A’ Division Warri Rapid Response team tracked the kidnappers to a mechanic shop, where one of the suspects, Godspower Omosomvofa ‘m’ 39yrs of Otokutu community in Ughelli North LGA, proceeded to repair their operative vehicle.

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“The culprit was promptly apprehended and detained. The black Toyota Corolla car with the registration number YEN 346 LA that was utilised by the hoodlums in their criminal actions has been impounded. Both the person and the car used to abduct him have been identified by the victim. The search for the gang’s other members is still ongoing “Added he.

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