Published On: Tue, Mar 19th, 2013

DELSU Student Arrested in Connection with Prison Escort Attack

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Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar

WARRI— A FINAL year Physics student of the Delta State University, Delsu, Abraka, has been arrested by men of the 3 Battalion, Nigeria Army Effurun, Warri
Ebruke Oghenekohworho, 34, was arrested in connection with last week killings of two Prison officials, a mechanical Engineering lecturer of PTI and release of five prison inmates in Warri.
The military men last Monday also recovered a Toyota Camry number plate No. LAGOS LND 519 BE belonging to the mastermind of the attack on prison officials simply identified as Kelvin in an encounter that saw the kidnap kingpin fleeing, leaving behind his GSM handset at Kokori junction in Ethiope East Council area of DeltaState.

Commanding Officer, 3 battalion, Lt. Col. Ikechukwu Otu gave this details, in an interactive session with newsmen, saying that Ebruke a.k.a Ajanti is the driver of the kidnap kingpin, Kelvin. Also caught by the soldiers is one Mr. Atibaka Tega.
He said the duo were apprehended following analysis of phone calls made by Kelvin from his recovered handset.
Lt-Col Otu said they had earlier encountered Kelvin two days earlier at Kokori before the Warri attack on prison officials, who were escorting nine inmates to a State High Court for trial.
According to him, his men intercepted Kelvin and his boys, Wednesday, at Okoimode village in a maroon colored Honda Pilot Jeep with plate No. Lagos GQ 646 LND and shot dead one Mr. Victor Kala who turned out to be one of the rescued inmate from their prison attack escapade in Warri, saying that the jeep whose owner was also kidnapped was subsequently released by soldiers while the car and the corpse were handed over to the police area command in Warri.
Speaking to newsmen during the parade of a set of multiple criminals nabbed during the week, Mr. Ebruke said he has since retired from robbery, criminal acts and cultism of the black axe bent for a long time and now a member of Golden Temple Power of God Church, a spiritual Church from where he help to fight criminals and criminal acts around his communities.
Ebruke who claimed to be a final year Physics student of Delsu and speak English very fluently said he does not know anything about the notorious Kelvin nor does he know anybody called Kelvin but admitted knowing one criminal named Kelly, adding that he does not know how is phone number came into Kelvin’s phone as claimed by the soldiers who said they trailed and got him through analysis of calls from Kelvin’s phone.
He said his arrested was master minded by some persons in his community who he claimed he had some problems with, saying that his pastor would soon be around to clear him.


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