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Gunmen kidnap Asaba-based businesswoman in Delta


A middle-aged business woman (name withheld) in Asaba was in the early hours yesterday kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. The victim was said to have been kidnapped around her house located at the Junior Staff Quarters, Asaba by heavily armed hoodlums, who shot sporadically into the air for several minutes before executing their nefarious acts. 

It was gathered that the abductors went to the house of the victim, where she was about stepping out and tied the husband while they asked the other members of the family to lie down at gunpoint before they hurriedly dragged their victim into one of her cars and drove off to an unknown destination.

Investigation revealed that the kidnap suspects abandoned the vehicle belonging to their victim and transferred the victim into their waiting operational vehicle and zoomed off.

Police image maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the incident said the police were able to recover the vehicle of the victim, adding that the police were working tirelessly to rescue the victim unhurt. 

Meanwhile a man suspected of being a lance corporal with the Nigerian Army accused of supplying arms/ammunition to kidnappers, armed robbers has been arrested by the Police in Asaba. 

It was gathered that the suspect, 29 year old hail from Aushi, Edo State was arrested with 300 rounds of live AK 47 ammunition. I was learnt that the suspect had allegedly been responsible for the supply of hoodlums across the State including other States but the Police Commissioner in the State, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim who confirmed the arrest of the suspect said the Police acted on intelligence at its disposal and tracked the suspect along Adesuwa Road in Benin City adding that he was been charged to Court on completion of the investigation.

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