By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba— DELTA State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, yesterday, paraded members of a notorious kidnap gang, narrating how the leader of the gang shot and killed a member of his gang and shot another on the neck following disagreement over the formula for the sharing of their loot.
Aduba said that the gang, which had been on the wanted list “killed an Army L/CPL Uman Asufa while escorting Petroleum Product Marketing Company, PPMC Manager at Abraka on March 24, this year as well as four Police Inspectors and rank and file in Warri and Abraka areas,” noting that one of the gang members escaped from Warri prison, recently.
“The gang was responsible for most high profile kidnapping in Warri and diligent efforts are on to track down the die-hard animalistic gang and their collaborators.”
Items recovered and displayed at the state Police headquarters in Asaba, yesterday, were three AK 47 riles, $300, assorted jewelries carted away from the couple killed in their Warri Centre market jewelries shop on December 19, 2011, 19 different hand sets, 1416 rounds of live ammunition, among others.
He said: “While Asaba and environs had been crime-free in the last weeks, Warri and environs have continued to record spates of kidnappings and armed robberies.”