By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Delta State Police Command under the watch of CP Ari Mohammed Ali has continued to intensify its onslaught against criminal elements, with the raiding of hideouts, resulting in the arrest of criminals that engaged in different acts and recovery of dangerous weapons and hard drugs.
As learnt, the arrested suspects include kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists.
The Ag. Police Public Relations Officer of the Command DSP Edafe Bright gave the hint in a release made available to journalists. Edafe stated that the Commissioner of Police is not leaving any stone unturned and will continue to do so in order to have a crime free Delta state.
While giving details of arrests and recoveries recorded in the last two days, the police image maker stated that ” On the 20/4/2021 at about 0200hrs, acting on a tip off, the Divisional police officer Ozoro CSP Ogedengbe Areguamen Ozoro led police operatives with the assistance of some vigilantes and stormed a criminal hideout at Aradhe community and arrested one Oghenefegor Francis ‘m’ 28yrs of Aradhe community, the suspect is the leader of a six man gang who allegedly kidnapped one Williams Aduenwomah ‘m’ of Ozoro Community on 27/3/2021. Four of the gang members have earlier been arrested. Investigation is ongoing
” On the 20/4/2021 at about 1830hrs, based on tip off, the divisional police officer ‘A’ division warri CSP T.Y Mahmud mobilized Quick Response Team who trailed and arrested one Nnachi Cypraim ‘m’ who happens to be one of the prime suspects mentioned in the then confessional statement of the gang leader of an Armed robbery syndicate one Gift Famous ‘m’ popularly known as Bubune who was earlier arrested.
” The suspect Nnachi Cypraim ‘m’ who hails from Afikpo LGA of Ebonyi State was arrested at Shoprite Warri in connection with series of car snatch at gun point. The suspect allegedly confessed to the crime which he was arrested and also identified Bubune as being his friends and inmate Oko Prison Benin.
” The suspect further led the team to Otokutu in recovery of snatched/stolen Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. FKJ 86 ET gold in colour which was fraudulently changed to black colour, others exhibits recovered include a forged international driver license with the name and picture of Bubune. Investigation is ongoing.
” On 20/4/2021 at about 0830hrs of police men from ‘A’ division Asaba while on stop and search intercepted one lezus 330 with reg no GWA 303 BF, the suspect on sighting the police, quickly turned the vehicle and tried to escape, the Patrol and guard officer ASP Awosika Olabode quickly mobilized the patrol team and gave him a hot chase.
” One kenneth Edemba ‘m’ 52yrs and Chukwuemeka Edemba ‘m’ age 25yrs who were the occupant of the vehicle were arrested. On searching the vehicle one live cartridge, one sachet of tramadol and 14 different phone patches were recovered. Investigation is ongoing”.