No fewer than eight suspects are currently in the net of the Delta State Police Command undergoing investigation for various alleged crimes committed by them.
Also, the Command recovered a gun, drugs of various types and fake naira notes recovered by female suspects.
The Commands Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe who made this known in a statement said the CP Wale Abass commended officers and men of the command for their tireless efforts in crime fighting and admonished them to sustain the tempo.
DSP Edafe said: “On 24/05/2023 at about 0215hrs, the commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS) SP Omouwuigbe Nosakhare, acting on credible intelligence about a suspect who hibernates somewhere in Warri but a member of a dreaded kidnap syndicate, led operatives of RRS and stormed his criminal hideout in Uvwie LGA of Delta State, where the suspect named Cyril Efe ‘m’ 25yrs of Ohorhe community was arrested. A search warrant was executed in his premises where one (1) English Berretta pistol and fifteen (15) rounds of 7.62mm AK-47 ammunition were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
On 24/5/2023, the Command’s Decoy squad led by the commander ASP Julius Robinson embarked on a covert operation. This operation was sequel to a previous complaint lodged by a victim of “one chance” robbery (name withheld) who was robbed by these syndicate on the 16/5/2023 at about 1900hours, along Benin-Asaba expressway close to Asaba airport, carting away her handbag and other valuables. On 24/5/2023, the operatives armed with technically derived information on the suspects trailed and arrested one Ananias Omachefu Akoji ‘m’ aged 31yrs of Kogi state but resident at Okwe, Asaba. The suspect led the operatives to Abraka market where the leader of the gang named Chinedu Sunday ‘m’ aged 33yrs, in whose possession the victims sim card was recovered and he was also arrested. During the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and took the operatives to their hideout where properties of the victim and other suspected stolen items were recovered. Further investigation led to the arrest of two other suspects who usually buy some of these stolen items from them. They are all in custody, and investigation is ongoing.
On 24/5/2023 at about 1000hours, operatives attached to Orerokpe Division, while on intensive stop and search/visibility patrol along Jeddo road, intercepted one Tuji Oyeniwe ‘m’ aged 38yrs, of small town street Jeddo community with a suspicious looking bag. The suspect was subjected to a search during which weeds suspected to be indian hemp and other hard drugs in large quantities were found in his possession and packaged in a mini rubber cups for sale. The suspect was promptly arrested and taken into custody. Preliminary investigation also revealed that he is suspected to be a notorious drug peddler in Okpe and environs. Effort to arrest his accomplices is ongoing.
In an earlier development, operatives of ‘A’ division Warri on 16/5/2023, received a complaint from a 72yr old woman, that while she was selling her goods, that one Favour Aloh ‘f’ age 23yrs of tipper junction and Ginikach Nina ‘f’ age 32yrs of Onitsha in Anambra state came with some fake currencies. The two suspects were immediately trailed and arrested. Investigation is ongoing.
Meanwhile, the CP also assured residents that the Police will not allow criminally minded persons in the state to have peace, noting that the police will fish them out from their place of abode and ensure they are brought to justice.
The CP urges members of the public to take advantage of all available channels to reach out to the police and avail the police with all useful and timely information that will aid in crime fighting.
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