26th July, 2022
By Jethro Ibileke
Three traditional worshippers who had gone to a river along the Benin-Abraka road for rituals were on Monday abducted and whisked into the forest by suspected kidnappers.
The Command in a statement on Tuesday, by its Deputy Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, disclosed that the incident occurred on Monday, 25 July, 2022, at about 1pm.
The statement said: “The Command through its Divisional Headquarters at Ugo received a complaint that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers accosted and whisked into the bush three traditional worshippers who had gone to a river along the Benin-Abraka road for prayers.
“Upon receipt of the information, [the] Divisional Police Officer Ugo, immediately mobilised his operatives to the scene in hot pursuit of the hoodlums and possible rescue of the victims.
“The hoodlums sensing the presence of the operatives on their trail, were forced to abandon their victims and fled into the bush.
“The victims have since been reunited with their families. Meanwhile, intense bush-combing is still ongoing to neutralize or arrest the hoodlums.”