Police Nab Cultist, Self-kidnapper Involved In Sister-in-law’s Death, Brother’s Kidnap In Delta


Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested one Eseoghene Ezekiel Obeje, who allegedly orchestrated his own kidnap and demanded the sum of N500,000 as ransom.

This was disclosed in a press release on Sunday August 13th 2023, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright.

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According to the image maker, “the Command has been investigating the murder of one Regina Ogana ‘f’ who was kidnapped alongside her husband and other members of her family on 02/08/2023.

“The Command received another distress call from the husband of the deceased that one of his brothers Eseoghene Ezekiel Obeje  ‘m’ aged 28 made a suspicious call to him that he was kidnapped and that the kidnappers were demanding a ransom of N500, 000  and Money was transferred into the said Eseoghene’s account as his ransom.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass gave a marching order to the DPO Oreropke Division to embark on an intelligence-led investigation and ensure that the perpetrators are arrested.

“Consequently, on 11/08/2023, acting on technically generated information, operatives of the Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol team led by the DPO CSP Paul E. Oboware stormed Odovie community Ughelli North LGA and arrested the said Eseoghene Ezekiel Obeje at the same spot where the sum of N1, 300, 000. 00 was earlier paid as ransom for the release of his elder brother and husband of the deceased.

“Investigation revealed that the said Eseoghene is a member of Eiye confraternity, he faked his own kidnapped and is also suspected to have masterminded the kidnap of his brother and other family members which led to the death of Regina Ogana”, revealing that the suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.


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