6:19 PM July 01, 2022

Kidnapped Police DPO Rescued After Seven Days In Captivity

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, Mr. Aliyu Ishaq, has been rescued after spending seven days in the den of his kidnappers.

A source privy to the rescue of the DPO told Tribune Online that the rescue of the senior police officer was aided by the arrest of some suspects, who were said to have volunteered some information which the rescue team used to free the kidnapped officer.

The source added that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Philip Ogbadu, had immediately ordered the combing of the bush along Fugar-Agenebode Road where Ishaq was kidnapped on Friday.

Ishaq, it would be recalled, was kidnapped around Ise River along old Auchi–Ekperi-Agenebode Road, while his police orderly, who was in the same vehicle with him, escaped.

The kidnappers later contacted the family of the police officer for ransom payment of N50 million.

While Bello Kotongs, spokesman, Edo State Police Command, was yet to respond to the message sent to him as of press time, a source at the command confirmed the rescue of the DPO, but asked not to be named.

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