The Department of State Security Service (SSS) in Delta on Wednesday said it arrested five kidnap suspects, including Kelvin Obvrubie, who had been on wanted list of security agencies in the state.
The Director of SSS in Delta, Florence Ikanon, who confirmed the arrest in Asaba, said that Mr. Obvrubie was involved in many robbery and kidnap cases in the state.
Speaking through her assistant, Igbeji Didhcus, she said that the most wanted suspect terrorised residents of Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.
She said that the other suspects were arrested on September 17 in a forest at Osubi, Uwie Local Government Area of the state.
The director said that they were arrested in connection with the kidnap of Rufus Uzoma, a staff of Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) and Toyin Atoyebi.
She said that the suspects had confessed to planning and kidnapping the victim on August 10 in his residence at Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
According to her, the suspects collected N2 million as ransom from the family of Ms. Uzoma.
“Within the same period, the suspects also kidnapped one Atoyebi, who the command later rescued from them in the same Osubi forest,” she said.
The director said that items recovered from them included one locally-made cut to size gun, N819, 000, a mask, and a Nokia mobile phone.
She said that the service had intensified efforts to arrest other fleeing members of the gang, adding that those arrested would be arraigned immediately investigations were concluded.