Delta Police command busts armed robbery gang, arrests syndicate member, armourer


The Delta State Police Command says that following a tip off, a team of anti-robbery squad led by their commander SP Masoyi Dadi on the 6th of March 2019 busted a syndicate of armed robbery gang terrorizing, Ughelli, Warri and Udu environs by tracking down a member of the syndicate, through one of the Nokia phone robbed from a victim.
Making this known in a statement the Acting Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Chuks Orisewezie, stated that the suspect, who was arrested with a pump action gun with seven cartridges, gave his name as Emmanuel Patrick “M” from Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa State, 32 years of age.
“The suspect, through discreet investigation confessed to the crime as well as gave the names of members of his gang. He admitted partaking in three armed robbery operations at Uvwie, Ughelli and Udu.
“He has led the police to the gangs armoury where two (2) other pump action guns, four (4) double barrel guns, one (1) single barrel gun, one Air gun, two hundred and seventy-four (274) cartridges, two (2) bulletproofs and four (4) bullet Kolder were recovered,” Orisewezie stated, adding:
“The gang’s armourer identified himself as Udenmba Ndu Ben, ‘m’ aged 80 years, who hails from Eskusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, and he has also been arrested. He also confessed to the crime; He admitted being in charge of servicing of the gang’s arms and also supply them with ammunition. The armourer (suspect) said he does not manufacture guns, but repairs buy and sell arms and ammunition. The team is intensifying effort towards arresting the other fleeing gang members.”
The Delta State Police Command, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, commends the team, pointing out that this is a warning signal to all criminals in the command that there is no safe haven for them as no stone will be left unturned to ensure that all criminals in any guise are brought to book.
He has vowed to employ every available security apparatus to rid the state of all forms of crimes and criminalities while assuring Deltans of his commitment to their safety and security.

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