By Nosa Akenzua in Asaba
The police anti-kidnapping team at the Ogwashi-uku Police Division in Delta State on Wednesday rescued a councillor representing ward six in Aniocha South local government council in the state, Mr. Harrison Nkenchor, from the hands of a six-man kidnap gang in the area. The police arrested four of them while two others escaped with bullets wounds.
It was gathered that Nkenchor was kidnapped by the six man-gang on Tuesday night at a drinking spot located somewhere at Ogbe ofu quarters where the victim and his friends were enjoying themselves.
The kidnappers were said to have stormed the joint armed and ordered the councillor into the vehicle they came with at gun point, leaving his friends to scamper into different directions for safety.
But the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Tobi Debakeme, who spoke to journalists on Wednesday, disclosed that the anti-kidnapping team acted on Intelligence when the kidnap of the Councilor was reported at the station.
He added that the police mobilized and moved into the scene where they intensified search for the kidnappers, and fortunately, the criminals were nabbed inside the bush between Ibusa and Asaba where they engaged them in gun battle.
He said four of the kidnappers were arrested while two others escaped with bullet wounds and the Councilor rescued unhurt.
He said: “the police anti-kidnapping squad mobilized upon the report that a Councilor was kidnapped and they were caught around Ibusa and Asaba community inside the bush where they were trying to mete out punishment on their victim.
“The police moved into them and engaged them in gun battle where they arrested four of them and two others sustained injuries and escaped with bullets wounds
“The police recovered two GSM phones and various ATM cards from the suspects”.
He added that the suspects were currently being detained for further investigation and would be charged to court on completion of investigation.
He gave thier names as Flavour James (42), Chukwudi Asara, (30), Gabriel Mokwule, and Jimoh Kelly