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2 policemen arrested for kidnapping businessman in Delta

TWO mobile policemen have been arrested in Delta State for allegedly kidnapping a businessman, one Daniel Umukoro in Abraka in Ethiope East Local Council of the state.

The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the development on Thursday in Asaba, said the two policemen, Corporal Musa Edom and Oreva Idede were undergoing orderly room trial over their action as of the time of filing this report.

According to the police spokesman, the duo were being tried for misconduct and illegal duty.

Metro gathered that members of the state anti-kidnapping committee had accosted the gang of four kidnappers at Okpara Waterside a few kilometres away from Abraka where they abducted the businessman.

The victim was, however, rescued and the two policemen arrested, while two other suspects escaped.

The PPRO was quick to add that the victim had a business transaction with someone who invited the policemen for the illegal duty, adding that it was not a case of kidnapping as such.