4 arrested as police rescue kidnapped lecturer in Delta

Officers of the Nigerian Police, B-Division, Warri Area Command, have arrested four suspects in connection with the abduction of a lecturer with the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Ugbomro, Delta State.

The rescued victim, Dr. (Mrs) Tessy Egbushanam, was allegedly trailed from a church at Edjeba road and was kidnapped to an unknown destination last Sunday.

Nigerian Tribune gathered on Friday that the combined operation by men of B Division, Warri and men of the Anti-kidnapping Squad of Delta State led to hot exchange of fire between them and the hoodlums at Egini village.

One of the hoodlums identified as Onus, as gathered, was fatally wounded and arrested during the gun duel between the police and the hoodlums.

A top security source described Onus as a notorious criminal who, no sooner is he arrested and locked up than he is released by some powerful members of the society.

Sources said six more suspects were picked up at Orhoakpor and Orhuwhorho villages in Udu Local Government Area in connection with the kidnap incident.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.