A hotel in Abraka, Ethiope–East Local Government Area, where a 17-year-old kidnap victim, Henry Dukuye, was rescued unhurt, recently will be demolished, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, has said.
Police in the state, over the weekend, arrested four persons, including the manager of a hotel in Abraka, and the elder brother of the kidnap victim, for his (Henry) abduction in Warri.
Henry was seized and whisked to a hotel by a kidnap gang, including his brother, an undergraduate. The gang demanded and collected ransom from his family.
The victim’s father, reported the kidnap of his son to the police 24 hours after the incident on July 15 and the Special Anti Kidnapping Squad, SAKS, detailed a senior Police officer to handle the matter.
“It was clearly an insider’s job, the victim’s elder brother, an undergraduate was one of the suspected kidnappers arrested. As soon as report was lodged with the police, the Government House Tracking Team was deployed to Warri and at 9am on July 19, the victim was rescued unhurt by the police through a bait of ransom,” Aduba told Vanguard.
“Our resolve to carry the battle to the den of kidnappers is clear, arrangement had been concluded with the council to demolish the hotel, where the victim was rescued,” he said.