Police arrest man for kidnapping months after escaping from Edo prison

Police in Edo state have arrested one Oliver Jamker from Ughelli, Delta state over alleged kidnapping.

This was contained in a statement signed and made available to journalists by the police spokesperson of the command, Bello Kantongos in Benin.

The PPRO said that the suspect was an escapee from the Oko correctional facility during the 2020 #EndSARS protest.

He noted that the Ugbowo Division of the Command led by the Divisional Police Officer, Albert Udeme, received information of the operation of some hoodlums, who allegedly kidnapped four victims and their men moved into action and rescued the victims.

The statement partly read, “On the 29/12/2021 at about 1430hrs operatives of the Edo State Police Command through Ugbowo division led by the Disional police officer, Albert Udeme received information that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers have kidnapped kelvin Omonedo ‘M’ , Adeleke Wasiu ‘M’ at Olienhen Street and proceeded to ukhumwem Road in Benin City, where they also kidnapped the duo of Irene Edenabuohen ‘F’ and Rosemary Ojegue ‘F’.

“On receipt of the information, police operatives from the division immediately swung into action, trailed and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, the superior fire power of the team of operatives made the hoodlums to abandon the (4) victims and arrested one of the suspects name Oliver Jamker ‘M’ of Ughelli, Delta state also an escapee from Oko Corectional center during the #EndSARS protest of 2020. Efforts is ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.”


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