Delta police deny officers involvement in kidnapping

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The Delta State Police Command, on Friday, denied releasing two police officers who were reported to have been allegedly involved in kidnapping one Mr. Umuokro Daniel.

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Delta police commissioner, Ibrahim Zanna, parading suspects at the state police headquarters in Asba

Reports went viral on Thursday that the state commissioner of police, Ibrahim Zanna, released the two suspected officers, Corporal Musa Edon and Idide Oreva, thereby allowing them to evade prosecution for alleged kidnapping.

Reports indicate that the suspects were arrested through the efforts of the state house of assembly committee on anti-kidnapping which was alleged to have arrested them at the Okpara Waterside in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.

The report further stated that it was the practice of the commissioner of police to set free his officers who commit crimes against their code of conduct, even as it alleged that the Public Relations Officer of the command, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the release of the suspects.

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Some of the cultists paraded at the state police headquarters

However, Kalu said the suspected police officers were not arrested for any involvement in criminal activities, rather after investigation regarding allegations of misconduct against police regulations, the command took a disciplinary measure against them for violating police laws.

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According to her, “based on the facts from the investigation carried out so far, the command issued a press release clarifying the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the policemen and the disciplinary measures being taken against them by the commissioner of police for professional misconduct and not for any criminal involvement”.

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Some of the kidnappers also paraded

Although Kalu did not state the specific professional misconduct by the two officers, she said it was unthinkable of her to have confirmed the alleged release of suspected kidnappers to journalists.

In the press release made available by the police public relations officer, Celestina Kalu, she said the suspected police officers are undergoing internal disciplinary measures by the command for misconduct and not for kidnapping.

Meanwhile, the Delta State police command had paraded over 20 suspects involved in robbery, kidnapping and cultism from various divisions of the state.

They were paraded at the police headquarters where some denied involvement in the crime leveled against them while others owned up to have committed the crime.

Amidst tears, they gave various accounts of their complicity in the crimes even as some pleaded to be pardoned, maintaining that if forgiven they won’t go back to crime again.

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