Police in Edo kill a potential kidnapper and free two victims.


Samson Osegbowa and Stanley Peters, who were kidnapped while tending to their farms in the Ago-Orio community along the state's Benin-Lagos Road, have been freed thanks to the actions of the Edo State Police Command, which also executed one suspected kidnapper.

Both victims were retrieved unharmed and were reunited with their relatives, according to a statement by the assistant police public relations officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu.

According to the statement, two abducted victims were freed by police officers from the command as part of the state police's ongoing efforts to combat crime in the state, particularly abduction.

"On Thursday at around 8 a.m., while on patrol along Obadan Community off Benin-Auchi Road in Uhunmwonde LGA of Edo State, officials of the Command responded to a distress call from residents of Ago-Orio Community along Benin-Lagos Road that two people, Samson Osegbowa "M" 65 years old and Stanley Peters "M" 38 years old, had been abducted while working on their farmland.

"As soon as the squad of officers received the information, they sprung into action, hurried to the scene, and started an aggressive bush search with the help of the neighborhood's local vigilantes. Both victims were retrieved during the rescue effort unharmed, and they have already been reunited with their families. However, during the operation, one of the abductors was neutralized.

One wooden gun, three cutlasses, a torchlight, and a pair of functional shoes were all found at the crime scene.

The statement said, "In the meantime, vigorous bush combing of the area is still proceeding for possible apprehension of the other escaping gang members."


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