By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Efforts at reducing crime to its barest minimum in Delta State is recording a huge success daily, as a suspected notorious armed robbery kingpin has been reportedly arrested in the day light of Wednesday.
One double barrel automatic pump action gun, with 25 rounds of live cartridges, a Toyota Highlander aah colour Jeep, marked DSZ 348 KM and a Bontel handset were said to have been recovered from him.
Identified as Joshua Ogheneovo, aged 32, of Udophori town in Patani Council area of the state, it was learnt that the suspect was apprehended at about 12.36pm, while on his way for a robbery attack.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that he was arrested by a team Eagle-Net Special Squad led by DSP Yunusa Danyaya who were on an intensive stop and search operation in a bid to prevent a planned attack on one of the first generation banks in Ugheili area of the state.
The Ag. Police Public Relations Officer DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the arrest in a release made available to journalists.
According to the release, the suspect has confessed that the said Highlander Jeep was snatched from the owner on gun point.
Edafe stated that effort is ongoing for the possible arrest of the remaining gang members, assuring that they will be brought to book in no distance time. The statement reads, ” In compliance with the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, PSC+ Directives, that all tactical commanders must be on their toes by been proactive to see that criminals that are terrorizing the state are arrested, and brought to book.
Based on intelligence gathered that a robbery syndicate is planning to attack and rob unsuspecting customers and dispossess them of their valuables and money at Ughelli First bank.
On the 7/4/2021 at about 2436hrs, The Commander Eagle-Net Special Squad, SP. Dimka Usman mobilized his men of Eagle net special squad led by DSP. Yunusa Danyaya on intensive stop and search operation in a bid to prevent such ugly situation from occurring. While on the stop and search duty, one of a notorious ring leader Joshua Ogheneovo ‘m’ 32yrs old of Uduphori town Patani LGA, was intercepted and on the spot search was carried out on him, Exhibits recovered include one (1) double barrel automatic pump action gun with twenty-five (25) rounds of live cartridges, one Toyota Highlander Jeep ash colour with Reg. No. DSZ 348 KM and one Bontel handset.
The suspect confessed that the said Highlander Jeep was snatched from the owner on gun point. Effort is ongoing for the possible arrest of the remaining gang members and in no time, they will be brought to book”.