Hoodlums suspected to be responsible for incidences of kidnapping and torture recorded in the past few months in the state have been arrested by the Delta State Police command.
The state police commissioner, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, who led the arrest told Vanguard Crime Alert that the hoodlums were arrested sequel to a report by elders and stakeholders of Ugborodo community in Warri South West Local Council Area of Delta on the activities of the hoodlums.
“Some miscreants in the community who are hell-bent on working contrary to the Federal Government’s policy against economic sabotage, pipeline vandalization, oil bunkering and other related offenses, were rounded up by community leaders.
“Drawing from the existing synergy between the police command, personnel of the armed forces and the Directorate of State Security, DSS, and considering the difficult terrain upon which the community is located, the command, in collaboration with the personnel of the Nigerian Navy, successfully effected the arrest of four of the suspected hoodlums,” Aduba said.
He identified the suspects as Benson Omadeli, Michael Lodge, Churchill Omadeli and Uwamah Joseph, with other suspects said to have escaped arrest.
Aduba said investigation into the matter was on, adding that “enough evidence were collated indicting the suspects for the offenses of conspiracy, attempted murder, kidnapping and promoting inter-tribal war. They have been charged and arraigned accordingly in court, while being currently remanded in prison.”