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[In]Security: Kidnapped DPO Pays N3m Ransom, Regains Freedom

A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Delta State reportedly kidnapped over the weekend has regained freedom after a ransom of N3 million was paid.

The victim identified as Mr. Okoro, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), is the DPO of Galilee Police Station, Ute-Ogbeje Community in Ika North East L.G.A

The police officer was kidnapped between Onicha-Ugbo and Issele-Uku along the Benin-Onitsha expressway by gunmen, who shot sporadically before whisking him to unknown destination.

It was gathered that the victim was freed Sunday after the ransom was dropped at a location.

But Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke denied the incident.

He stated it was the DPO’s friend that was kidnapped.

Adeleke also said there was no payment of ransom, declaring the police will not encourage the payment of ransom.



[The Nation]

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