HOW WANTED SERIAL KIDNAPPER, GENERAL WAS ARRESTED DURING OPERATION
Facts have emerged on how the Delta State Police Command led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammed Ali, recorded another breakthrough in the fight against kidnappers in the state following the arrest of wanted serial kidnapper, Akpos James a.k.a General, during an operation.
P.M.EXPRESS reports as was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, who stated that it was achieved due to the proactive system of the Commissioner of Police, which Tactical Commander, Divisional Police Officers and officers have continued to key into.
DSP Edafe stated that acting on intelligence, a team of the Delta State Police Command Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad (SAKCCS) operatives on 24th April, 2021, at Abraka, arrested one Akpos James a.k.a General, who was on the Police wanted list.
The Police spokesman said that the 30-year old General from Ekeremor LGA, Bayelsa State, was arrested in connection with the killing of Policemen at an eatery in Ughelli on the 10th January, 2021, together with several kidnapping/armed robbery within Abraka, Warri, Ughelli and Sapele environs.
“Upon interrogation, he gave useful Information in connection with the crime, which led some SAKCCS operatives to the gang’s hideout at Bomadi waterside on 30th April, 2021, at about 0240hrs, where other members of his gang were engaged in a gun battle.”
“But owing to the superior fire power of the Police, members of the gang escaped with various degrees of gun shot injuries into the river, two AK-47 rifles, one hundred and fourteen rounds of 7.62 ammunition with six magazines were recovered, manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”
Members of the public are enjoined to help the Police by giving any useful information that will lead to the arrest of the other fleeing members of the gang, while assuring them that their identity will be treated with high level of confidentiality.
DSP Edafe said that the Police have since started manhunt for other suspects that escaped saying they will be arrested and charged before the Court for the alleged offence.