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TRAGIC: Decomposed Body of Kidnapped Police DPO Found in Bush in Delta

The decomposed body of a kidnapped Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Delta State, Valentine Mbalu, has been found in a bush in Umunede, a town near Agbor.

Mbalu, who was in charge of the C Division of the Nigeria Police in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, was last week kidnapped by gunmen. He was traveling from Agbor to his station in Asaba when armed kidnappers blocked his vehicle, disarmed him and whisked him away.

A police source told SR that the kidnappers, who were suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, had contacted some members of the abducted officer’s family to demand a ransom of N50 million in exchange for his freedom. The source added that the kidnappers later reduced their demand twice to N20 million and N5 million respectively.

Several police officers and a relative said that they were shocked and grief-stricken to learn of the discovery of the DPO’s decomposed body in the bush.

The Delta State police spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Andrew Aniamaka, said he was not aware of the latest development. Aniamaka had earlier told reporters that the police were confident of rescuing Mbalu from the grip of his kidnappers.

Speaking in a subdued tone, he stated that some members of a five-man gang that abducted the DPO had been arrested. He declined to provide the exact number of persons arrested so far.

Another police source, who demanded anonymity, disclosed that the decomposing body of the DPO was found on Friday in a forest.


The source added that Aman of Hausa Fulani heritage had been arrested as a person of interest in connection to the DPO’s kidnap.

21 comments:

  1. This is so sad, it's hight time the police tries and put an end to all this fulani heardsmen killing

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  2. What a way to depart this sinful world, i hope justice prevailed
    #Believe

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  3. what evil act..may his soul rest in peace,hope they are caught soonest

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  4. God will continue 2 watch over us fro dis terrible men

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  5. Rest in peace. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss

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  6. this is too bad. I hope El rufai is reading this

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  7. They sell the rank & files off ans it's no hidden place for all may his soul rest n peace

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  8. Oladimeji Seun18 March, 2017 12:44

    Ehh yaaa!.. God will catch up with those that have hand in the kingnapping and killing.

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  9. Rest in peace may your killers never see peace IJN

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  10. All is well...

    Better found than never...

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  11. R.I.P to him. Only God understands the kind of dirty deal he also did, that caused his death.

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  12. It's a pity he couldn't be rescued... May his soul rest in peace

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