The Delta State Police Command, has disclosed arrest of several armed robbery suspects and recovery of arms and ammunition along side other stolen items.
According to DSP, Bright Edafe, acting spokesman of the Command, a dragon patrol team 018 while on stop and search duty at Aladja road by Igbeki junction recently intercepted three boys riding on a daylong motorcycle with Reg No. GE 225 UT.
The boys on sighting the police jumped off from the motorcycle and tried to escape however, one of the suspects Henry Godwin ‘m’ 30yrs old of Ujevwu village in Udu LGA was arrested, upon searching the suspect, one locally-made gun and two live cartridges were recovered from him. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.
Edafe, also said that a dragon patrol team 05 while on stop and search along Agbor/Urhonigbe road equally intercepted one blue color TVS tricycle with Reg no: AFZ 716 YN with two occupants. On sighting the police, One of the occupants immediately jumped and escaped into a nearby bush while one Sunday Nwite ‘m’ age 26yrs of Umuezei quarters Asaba was arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have stolen the tricycle from where it was parked somewhere in Sapele and was on his way to Asaba to sell the tricycle. Manhunt for the fleeing suspect is ongoing.
In a similar operation a safer highway patrol team 018 stationed along Agbor Alifikede boundary between Delta and Edo state while conducting stop and search intercepted and arrested one Samuel Ikpi ‘m’ age 28yrs who reside at Odigbo new town Ondo State and Eunice Samuel ‘f’ age 25yrs who claimed to be the wife of the first suspect. Upon search, one locally fabricated revolver pistol and a locally made short gun with it two cartridges were recovered from them.
Other items recovered includes Five android phones, powerbank, twenty-five sim cards of different network, 1hp Labtop. Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect is a member of aro-barger confraternity. Similarly on 5/8/2021 the same safer highway patrol team while conducting stop and search around Agbor arrested one Odili Innocent ‘m’ age 40yrs of Idogbo area Benin. On searching the suspect, one locally made pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing.
In a similar situation, a surveillance team attached to crack squad Asaba raided suspected drug dealers hideout in Ozoro community. During the raid, two suspects one Elo Edinburh ‘f’ and Joy Edinburh’f’ were arrested, exhibit recovered from them includes 700 wraps of substance suspected to be Indian Hemp, 29 wraps of loud, one packet of loud, 33 ties of cocaine ice, 6pcs of moly hard drugs, 2 sachets of tramadol, 13 capsules of swinol, 14 packets of Rizlers. Investigation is ongoing.
The Commissioner of Police Delta state command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, urged members of the public to continue to partner with the Police by giving timely and useful information that will help in tackling crime and criminality in the state while advising Deltans to be law abiding.