Police Rescue Kidnap Victim, Gun Down Suspect In Benin

BENIN CITY – Operatives of Edo Police Command yesterday rescued a kidnap victim killing one of the suspected kidnappers in the rescue operation.
The Commissioner of Police, Edo State CP Johnson Kokumo disclosed this while displaying bullet-ridden corpse of a young man said to be one of the kidnappers.
CP Kokumo stated that a four-man gang of kidnappers waylaid and abducted the victim by the gate of his residence at Ugbor area of GRA, Benin City about 8pm on Wednesday.
He said the police on receiving a distressed call swung into action as discreet trailing of the gunmen throughout the night resulted in the killing of one of the kidnappers and rescue of their victim unhunt while others fled.
CP Kokumo reiterated the police command resolve to make Edo state a hotbed for criminals and their allies in the state.


He however called on members of the public to always provide information to the police as such information would be treated with almost confidentiality.
Narrating his ordeal, the rescued kidnap victim who identified himself simply as Odion, diesel mercant, expressed gratitude to the police for their swift response to ensure he regained his freedom.
Odion said he was kept in his car and driven to unknown destination where they remained inside his vehicle while his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card forcefully taking from him was used to withdraw yet-to-be known amount of cash from his bank account.
He maintained that as the his abductors were busy tormenting for more money, the police sworped on them, gunned down one of the kidnappers and rescued him unhunt.
The rescue operation according to police sources took place at Uwamose Street, Off Sapele Road, Benin City.
Items paraded along with the corpse of the suspect included one cut-to-size gun and a Honda car said to belong to the kidnap victim.

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