NEWS: Police kills kidnap suspect in a gun battle

  • Police kills kidnap suspect in a gun battle

A kidnap suspect in the Oghara Community in Asaba the capital city of Delta state have been killed by police during a gun battle on Monday in the area.

The State Police Commissioner, Mahammad Mustafa, who confirmed the incident said, “the hoodlums had invaded the house of one Engineer Joseph Otemewho, along Ogini road, Oghara, and kidnapped his wife, took her away to unknown destination in her Lexus SUV with Registration Number GRA-911 KH.

He added however that, “The police with the assistance of Local Vigilante went on their trail and in the process, engaged the hoodlums in gun battle where one of the hoodlums was killed.”

He said that other members of the kidnapping gang fled into the bush with gun injuries, and the car was recovered, and the housewife rescued unhurt.