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Delta Police Parades Pastor Who Heads Gang of Kidnappers, Gunrunners

Mar 07, 2018
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Delta Police Parades Pastor Who Heads Gang of Kidnappers, Gunrunners

A Pastor in Mbiri community of Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State and leader of kidnapping and gunrunning gang, Rev. Ignatius Ogboi has been and paraded by the Delta State Police Command.

The state’s police image maker, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the incident, said the pastor and other suspected kidnappers were still being detained and may be charged to court within a week.

The Pastor, who before he fell out of grace, was general overseer of Salvation Army Church located at Mbiri and owns a pharmaceutical and provision shop at Umunede.

The police had stormed the house of the clergyman with a search warrant and recovered a loaded English Made Double Barrel Gun, three thousand eight hundred and seventy one live cartridges, some prohibited drugs, four million naira cash, three hundred dollars, some amount of fake naira in different denominations and others.

While parading the suspect, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa affirmed that the Reverend had been the leader of a Syndicate group who specializes in sponsoring kidnapping and armed robbery operations within Agbor, Umunede and environs.

The CP who disclosed that the case was still being investigated, posited that the monies recovered were part of ransoms collected from kidnap victims.

Meanwhile, the suspect, Rev. Ignatius Ogboi while being interrogated by the Press, confirmed being into gun running and sale of ammunition without license.

He said he wanted to donate the guns and ammunition to the Vigilante outfit in the Area before he was arrested.

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