A Warri resident and popular Instagram Warri personality has appealed to the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police in Delta State to get their men back to the streets of Warri alluding to the fact that armed robbers and other criminals have taken over the oil city.
In a short video message posted on his Instagram page, Bobby Omadeli, the Itsekiri-born Online personality personally requested that one Eyo (the slapping ex-DPO) formerly of ‘B’ Division in Warri was specifically requested to be returned to his duty post.
Warri and its suburbs have been ravaged by armed crooks who have taken advantage of the lack of police presence in the aftermath of the #EndSars protests, unleashing terror on law abiding citizens.
On Sunday, November 15, 2020, a former Nigerian international, Christian Obodo was abducted while attempting to purchase some fruits along Refinery Road, in Warri, Delta State.
“I was kept in my boot for more than four hours. They started emptying my accounts using my two unlimited cards,” he said.
“They were driving me to different places, I didn’t even know we were still in Delta State. You can tell they are highly experienced in these card transactions.”
“They were taking out cash endlessly and took their time with different transactions by removing unlimited cash whilst I was locked up in my boot.”After they realised they couldn’t take out more cash they drove me into a dark spot, where I was dumped later that night and was allowed to leave.”
According to reports monitored on the BBC African service, “It is the second time the former Perugia, Lecce and Fiorentina player has been kidnapped in his hometown, with the first taking place in June 2012 while he played for Udinese.”
Obodo said while this latest incident was random, the trauma has left him broken and feeling unsafe in his country.”It’s sad to say that I no longer feel safe anymore,”
“Just to park on the road to buy my mother apple and water melon, only to be seized at gunpoint.”
“Imagine travelling on the road where you are all alone. A lot has to be done with security across the country for citizens to feel safe.”
“I may have lost money and things money can buy, but now I fear that one day one could lose his life to gun-wielding people who might kill you for not having anything they want.”