Published On: Tue, Dec 25th, 2012

3 Police officers dismissed over kidnap of Delta State Chief Judge

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Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar


By Our Reporter
Consequent to their involvement in the kidnap and alleged attempted poisoning of Delta State High Court judge, Justice Flora Azinge, five persons, including the Judge’s personal driver and 3 police officers were arraigned before a magistrate court in Warri.
They were earlier arrested for allegedly been involved in the kidnap and the demand of N20 million ransom from the judge’s family.
Our correpondent learnt that while the suspects were in police custody, one of the police officers called the mobile number of the driver of the judge who was earlier arrested and released by Directorate of State Service, DSS, and ordered him to poison the judge.

But their evil plans were discovered from the call logs of the suspects.
Further investigation also revealed that the phone number that was used in the call belonged to the Police suspect, who also stole N13.8 million, belonging to the Delta State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Frank Omare.
The court however, ordered that the accused persons should be remanded in prisons custody, while the case was adjourned till January 23, 2013 for further hearing.
Meanwhile the three police officers who were caught in the web of the kidnap saga have been officially dismissed from the Force.
Speaking with the press, a reliable police source said, “The three police officers were tried and dismissed after they were found guilty of complicity in the kidnap saga.”
The source who pleaded to remain anonymous added that “one of the policemen, attached to the armourer, who had been on the run since the bubble burst, refused to surface and was tried and dismissed in absentia.”

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