Police detectives in Asaba, the Delta State capital, have arrested in the last one month no fewer than 17 suspected kidnappers across the state.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr. Alkali Baba Usman, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to journalists in Asaba, said the suspects upon interrogation confessed to the crime.
Usman added that the hoodlums had been responsible for the kidnap of some employees of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital in the recent times.
He pointed out that some idle youths in Oghara were aiding and abetting kidnappers to carry out their evil acts, just as he identified some areas as flashpoints of kidnapping.
The state police commissioner, “In the process of our investigation, we found out that idle youths aid and abet kidnap suspects to execute their evil act.
“For an instance, over 20 staffers of DELSUTH were kidnapped and released in the last one month, and the suspects confessed idle youths in Oghara assisted them.”
The police boss disclosed that the suspects were arrested with the help of various vigilance groups, adding that they would be charged to court when investigations are completed.