Police arrest suspect, rescue kidnap victim in Delta

Police arrest suspect, rescue kidnap victim in Delta
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The Police Command in Delta State has apprehended a man suspected to be a rapist and also recovered a locally-made gun from him.

The spokesman for the command, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Warri.

Edafe said that the 34-year-old suspect identified as Ayuba Adavo was arrested on Monday by the police operatives attached to the Sapele division.

He explained that the 25-year-old victim (name withheld) had reported that matter on that same date that the suspect accosted her in Amagiya Road, Sapele and dragged her into his room.

“On Nov. 8, 2021at about 0010hrs, one Adavo was arrested based on the strength of a case reported by a 25-year-old lady of Sapele/Warri Road.

“(She reported) that on same date at about 2000hrs while she was walking on Amagiya Road, Sapele, suddenly the suspect blocked her way and dragged her into his room.

“The suspect threatened to shoot her with a locally-made cut-to-size gun and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

“The suspect thereafter slept off because he was heavily drunk,” Edafe quoted the victim as saying.

The spokesman further said that the victim on noticing that the suspect was fast asleep sneaked out and ran to the Sapele Police Division to report the case.

He said that Police patrol team/detectives were immediately drafted to the scene adding that the suspect was arrested and one locally-made cut-to-size gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him.

Edafe said that investigation in the matter was ongoing.


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