The anti-robbery squad from Delta State police command led by their commander SP Masoyi Dadi have busted a syndicate of armed robbery gang terrorizing, Ughelli, Warri and Udu environs.
The detectives intercepted the hoodlums by tracking down a member of the syndicate, through one of the Nokia phone robbed from a victim.
According to spokesman of the command, Chuks Orisewezie, the suspect, who was arrested with a pump action gun with seven cartridges, gave his name as Emmanuel Patrick, 32, from Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa State.
“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 other pump action guns, four double barrel guns, one single barrel gun, one Air gun, 274 cartridges, two bullet proofs and four bullet kolder were recovered.
“The gang’s armourer identified himself as Udenmba Ndu Ben, 80, who hails from Ekusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. He has also been arrested. He also confessed to the crime and admitted being in charge of servicing of the gangs arms. He supplies ammunitions to the dreaded gang. The suspect said he does not manufacture guns, but repairs, buys and sells arms and ammunitions.
“The team is intensifying effort towards arresting the other fleeing gang members. The Delta State Police Command, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, commended the team and noted that this is a warning signal to all criminals in the command that there is no safe haven for them, as no stone would be left unturned to ensure that all criminals in any guise are brought to book in Delta State.
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.