Curfew in parts of Delta state as kidnap kingpin’s charm maker arrested

FOLLOWING the arrest of notorious kidnap kingpin, Kelvin Prosper Oniara, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has urged the people of Kokori to avoid moving around the community from 6.00pm just as the juju priest, who provided charms for the alleged criminals, has been arrested.
Addressing a press conference shortly after a brief security meeting in Warri, yesterday, Governor Uduaghan enjoined the people to be cautious of their movement as security operatives were working to ensure that all members of the gang were arrested.
According to him,”security operatives are in Kokori to fish out the criminals. We are advising that people should be careful in moving around and within Kokori itself. Nobody should be out once it is 6.00pm,” the governor said.
He disclosed that Kelvin was involved in high profile kidnapping and armed robbery cases across Nigeria, noting that he had evaded arrest for months before he was arrested two days ago in Port-Harcourt, assuring that all members of his gang would be arrested.
Dr Uduaghan also debunked claims that there was a shoot-out between security operatives and members of Kelvin gang at Kokori, stating that the security men had been civil enough in handling the affairs while carrying out their actions, based on intelligence reports.
“A lot of arrests have been made, there were no shoot-out between security men and the criminals. They don’t have the capacity to have a shoot-out with soldiers,” the governor said.
He added: “On their own, many of them have moved out of the community. That is why the community is quiet. The community is more of a ghost town but we must find the guns and disarm the criminals.”
The governor said the juju priest, Michael Omonigho, who makes charms for the alleged criminals, had been arrested, stating that one person has been confirmed dead while many arrests had been made.



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