By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A renowned Delta State based journalist, Felix Ekwu is no doubt a happier person presently, following the report of the recovery of his stolen car by police operatives in the state.
The Toyota Camry car, with registration number TE 845 AAA was said to have been recovered from a four- man armed robbery gang, while robbing at Ubor axis in Warri, by police operatives attached to “A” Division Warri.
The gang was said to have fled the scene on sighting the police operatives, but later sighted between Ogwangwe and NPA, where they were engaged in hot Chase to Iyara, where the hoodlums eventually abandoned the vehicle.
The Ag Police Public Relations Officer DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the report in release made available to journalists.
He said the recovered vehicle was stolen at Ekuremu street in Warri on 22nd April 2021 from Felix Ekwu, a renowned journalist.
Edafe disclosed that one locally made single barrel loaded one live cartridge were recovered from them.
The release reads, ” On 28/04/2021 at about 0120hrs Men of ‘A’ Division Warri received a distress call from one of the police constabulary attached to ‘B’ division Warri that four suspected armed robbery gang in a Toyota camry (pencil light) were operating at ubor axis in Warri, The DPO A Division Warri CSP T.Y. Mahmud mobilized and led anti-crime patrol team in search of the hoodlums. They were later sighted between ogwangwe and NPA the police engaged them in a hot chase to Iyara, the hoodlums eventually abandoned the Toyota Camry Reg no. TE845 AAA,
The Vehicle happens to be the same vehicle that was stolen at Ekuremu street in Warri on 22ND April 2021 belonging to a renowned journalist Felix Ekwu. One locally made single barrel loaded one live cartridge, there was few shots released toward their escape route and it is believed that they went with bullet injuries.
The DPO ‘A’ Division led men for a search party, where abandoned shoes, neck chain and phone charging cord were recovered at the escape route. Iyara vigilante and indigenes of Iyara were put on red alert to be on the lookout as well. Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing robbers while the vehicle has been recovered”.