First in history: 3 hostages kill their abductor in Delta; police reaction shocking

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Three kidnapped victims consorted and  killed their abductor in Oviri-Okpe Community in the Okpe Local Government Area of Delta on Thursday .

Police authorities said no offence was committed in the killing.

The three then immersed the dead kidnapper  in a river around a bush where they were held.

Four other members of the kidnap gang ran away when they sensed their victims had broken free.

The dead kidnapper and four of his gang had kidnapped and held hostage four victims.

Later, one of the victims was taken to negotiate on behalf of others, their families with four of the kidnappers.

The tied victims had however undone the rope. It was why the last kidnapper was serving them food, on request, the  three hostages attacked their abductor, and beat him to death

The three victims later went to the Orerokpe Police Station to incident the matter in line with the law.

Immediately, the police called the leaders of the Community to identify the corpse, before they evacuated the remains and deposited in a morgue in the area.

Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report.

According to him,  the victims have committed no offence.


  1. I think is the right decision taken by the police,cos the hostages killed their abductor in self defense,serve him right though

  2. I think the police took the right decision by exernorating the hostages from committing any offense cos cos the killing was done for self defense,serve him right though.

  3. Kidnappers are evil men and women in the society. They don’t deserve to be alive because of the grievous harm they do to their unfortunate victims. Yet, the law has been weak on them. The Police decision is commendable.

  4. I’m embarrassed that the writer wrote the police reaction was shocking… I would have been shocked if the police didn’t do what they did. What those people did was commendable & should even be encouraged.. The police can’t do it alone…They need enough help from everyone including kidnapped victims