Wanted kidnap suspect arrested after walking into police station to reclaim operational vehicle
A kidnap suspect, Ojiedu Doctor, who had been on the wanted list of the Delta State Police Command, has been arrested as he walked into the Police Headquarters, Asaba, to reclaim a vehicle used for a kidnapping operation in 2015.
The state’s Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, disclosed that operatives of the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, effected the arrest on December 29.
“On September 19, 2016, a victim, Gbiyede Juliet, was kidnapped alongside her child, Tekevwe Gbiyede, aged nine, while driving her Venza car. Four suspects were then arrested and charged to court in connection with the crime.
“However, on December 29, 2017, the suspect, Ojigedu Doctor, was arrested in Asaba by SAKCCS operatives for his complicity in most kidnap cases in Warri and environs.
“He admitted that he gave N2,000 to the earlier arrested kidnappers to fuel Gbiyede Juliet’s Venza car for possible escape. “The suspect evaded arrest in 2016 in connection with alleged kidnap case and abandoned his Toyota Camry with number plates JRT 528 GE, currently packed at the Police Station, Ebrumede.” …
Meanwhile, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim has disclosed that he was under pressure by some powerful Deltans to release the notorious kidnap and robbery suspect, Anthony Obolor, a.k.a. Dracula, arrested by the Police. Ibrahim, who had complained to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, did not name the powerful persons, but said:
“Big shots are calling to compromise me on his case.” He added: “It is because of the pressure that I decided to call this press conference, parade him and make them to back off.”