A Delta State Divisional Police Officer kidnapped along Benin-Asaba
Expressway on Friday August 9, regained his freedom after reportedly
paying a N3m ransom. 

The DPO said to be in-charge of Galilee Police Station at Ute-Ogbeje
community in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state was
identified as Mr Okoro, and he was reportedly whisked to an unknown
location by the kidnappers who abducted him after shooting
indiscriminately. 

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A source at the police command’s headquarters in Asaba, told Punch
that the DPO regained his freedom after paying N3m on Sunday August 11. 

However the Commissioner of Police Delta State, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke
denied the claim while stating that the police does not support payment
of ransom to kidnappers. He further disclosed that the kidnapped DPO is
his friend. 

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