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Nigerians react as Kidnapped DPO paid N3m ransom for his freedom
Mixed feeling have welcomed the report of the Divisional Police Officer, Delta State command, who regained his freedom after he was allegedly abducted by unknown gunmen along Benin-Asaba Expressway on Friday between Onicha-Ugbo and Issele-Uku axis.
Following a source report at the state police command headquarters in Asaba who revealed to PUNCH correspondent that the victim secured his freedom after paying a ransom of N3 million to his abductors.
The maintained that the gunmen were said to have shot indiscriminately before whisking the DPO away to an unknown destination.
The DPO, according to the report, is identified as Mr. Okoro. He is in charge of Galilee Police Station, Ute-Ogbeje community in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Okoro regained his freedom after the agreed ransom was dropped at a designated location for the abductors, Punch reports.
However, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke, the Commissioner of Police Delta State has refuted the incident and the subsequent payment of ransom.
The commissioner said it was Mr Okoro who was kidnapped but his friend.
He also said Nigeria Police Force doese not encourage giving ransom for kidnap, added that he had been in touch with the DPO.
Reacting to this, some Nigerians took to their social media air their views.
Some, who reacted on some comment section, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook argued over their security if a DPO pays ransom for his freedom.
Some suggested the sack of all security Chiefs, adding that Nigeria needs fresh brains.