Police operatives in Delta State in compliance with the directives issued by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, on the continues raiding of black spot/Criminal hideout and intensive patrol/stop and search, has bursted a criminal gang that steal tricycles and committing other crimes in the state.
In a particular incident, the DPO GRA Division Asaba while on patrol with the Divisional patrol team behind NTA Asaba, encountered a tricycle rider with two occupants who on sighting them jumped down and escaped into the bush abandoning the tricycle.
The tricycle with reg. no ASB 144 WZ when searched, one locally made cut -to -size single barrel gun, one battle axe one techno phone and twenty wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and other hard drugs were recovered. Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects, the Police said.
In another development, the Divisional Police Officer Oghara Division CSP Jimoh Hassan Detailed Patrol Team from the Division to embark on Aberdeen system of patrol around Oghara and its environs to checkmate the activities of criminals and to also prevent crimes in the area.
The team while at Koko juction intercepted one Boytie Samuel ‘m’ 21yrs of Oghara Junction, the suspect who looked very suspicious was taken to the station for interrogation, and upon interrogation the suspect confessed himself and others at large to be motorcycles snatchers.
He later led Police Operatives to Koko junction where two unregistered motorcycles, one big Elema generator, Nissan Primera with reg No BEN 564 LT all suspected stolen were recovered and another suspect, one Vero Amughoro ‘f’ 47yrs of koko junction was also arrested.
Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing, the Police said.
Also, as part of the Command’s proactive and preventive measures to checkmate the activities of criminals/cultist in the state, DPOS ‘A’ Division, ‘B’ Division and GRA Division all in Asaba carried out raids of black spots/ criminal hide outs which include uncompleted buildings, brothels were also raided.
A total of sixty-four suspects were arrested, screened and those found wanting were charged to court. Fifty motorcycles of riders who contravened the existing order banning motorcycles in some part of the state were also impounded and a total number of eighty Tricycles (KEKE) who also contravene the state government directives to stop working after 2200hours were also impounded.
The Police advised the public to always obey Government directives, particularly tricycles and motorcycle riders, as the Command will not relent in ensuring that their tricycles and motor cycles are impounded to serve as a deterrent.