AN angry mob have beaten three suspected kidnappers to death at Oghara community, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State.
Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Bright Edafe, in a statement, said the trio were attacked by the mob while attempting to kidnap a victim at Oghara junction.
The statement read: “On the 10/5/2021 at about 10:30hrs, information received that mob were attacking three kidnapping suspects who attempted to kidnap a victim whose identity was disclosed at Oghara Junction.
“Consequently, the divisional police officer Oghara division mobilized patrol teams and vigilante teams to the scene and rescued the three suspects which includes one Onome Efetobore ‘m’ a notorious criminal that has been in the police wanted list, Collins (surname unknown) also a known notorious kidnapper and armed robber who escaped from Benin correctional facility during end SARS protest and one Glory Reuben ‘m’ also a notorious criminal.
“They were seriously beaten, rushed to the hospital by the police where they were later confirmed dead at General Hospital Oghara.
“Exhibits recovered include a locally made pistol and three (3) live cartridges. The commissioner of Police wishes to advise members of the public to work with the police, and stay away from jungle justice.”
Mr. Bright Edafe who also disclosed this in the statement said a Lexus Jeep sky blue with Reg. No. RSH 716 AX belonging to the victim was also recovered in the rescue operation.