Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers, Murderers Of British Missionaries

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Updated November 14, 2017
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Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnap of four British citizens at Enakorogha in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state by a gang of suspected armed militants/kidnappers allegedly led by Karowei Mgho.

According to the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, during a press briefing at the state headquarters in Asaba, said the police acted on available intelligence, as the operatives of the command arrested the first four suspects with various degrees of complicity in the case.

Meanwhile, the gang leader, Karo-Owei Pere Gbakumor an indigene of Enekorogha community has been declared wanted by the police and the sum of N2 million will be rewarded to anyone that comes up with useful information leading to his arrest.

The police also stated that during the raid an officer attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) was killed while trying to arrest the other gang members in Sapele.

According to the police, the officer was reportedly shot in the stomach when men of IRT came to his aid and gunned down the kidnapper.

“The Sergeant identified as Sanusi Lanre who had been in the Intensive Care Unit of DELSUTH since the shooting and died November 8, 2017.

The Police Commissioner added that investigation is still in progress.