By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Efforts of the police at nipping crime in the bud in Delta State has continued to yield more result following the arrest of a suspected cultists and an armed robber, with three firearms, cartridges and substance suspected to be cannabis sativa recovered from them.
The arrest of the suspects is consequent upon the proactive policing measures put in place in the command, Delta state by the Police Commissioner Ari Mohammed Ali through continued intensified Aberdeen system of patrol, and intensive stop and search.
The Ag. Police public relations officer of the command DSP Edafe Bright gave the hint in a release on Thursday.
Giving details of the arrest, Edafe stated that ” On the 6/7/2021 at about 1200hrs, along Ijomi Otefe road, while operatives from Oghara police station were on stop and search duty, they intercepted a Lexus 350 ES Saloon car with Reg. No. Abuja YAB 865 BP driven by one Dennis Oghenevwede ‘m’ 29yrs of Jesse but living at Oghara junction.
On searching the vehicle, the police discovered a hand bag containing two (2) cut to size barrel pistols with seven cartridges.
Investigation later revealed that the said suspect is a notorious cultist who has been on the wanted list of Police. Investigation is ongoing”
On the suspected armed robber, he explained that, ” On the 5/7/2021 at about 2230hrs, a distress call was received that armed robbers were terrorizing residents of Agbarha-Otor dispossessing them of their belongings.
On receipt of this information, the DPO Ughelli Division detailed detective to the scene, the armed robbers were successfully naturalized by the police men, and one of the suspect’s Obakpororo Julius ‘m’ of No. 68 Agbarha-Otor 43yrs was arrested. Exhibits recovered from him includes one (1) locally made pistol, six (6) live cartridges, one (1) expanded cartridge and some wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp and four (4) difference phones. Investigation is ongoing”.