Kidnapped DPO regain freedom after payment of N3m ransom
The Divisional Police Officer , Delta State command, who was allegedly kidnapped along Benin - Asaba Expressway on Friday between Onicha -Ugbo and Issele - Uku axis has regained his freedom .
A source at the state police command headquarters in Asaba told The PUNCH that the victim was freed by his abductors after paying a ransom of N 3 million .
The gunmen were said to have shot indiscriminately before whisking the victim away to an unknown destination.
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The victim , whose name was given as Mr. Okoro is in charge of Galilee Police Station , Ute - Ogbeje community in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state .
He reportedly regained his freedom on Sunday after the negotiated ransom was dropped at a designated location for the abductors to pick .
The Commissioner of Police Delta State , Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke, however , denied the incident and the subsequent payment of ransom .
He said it was the DPO’ s friend , who was kidnapped .
He added that he had been in touch with the DPO and that the police does not support the payment of ransom for kidnap victims .