By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
At least, four suspected armed robbers have been arrested over the weekend by police operatives in Delta State.
Two locally made guns, three live cartridges and one expended said to have been recovered from them including one mini Techno phone, three thousand naira (N3,000), some stick of cigarettes.
One of the suspects, Identified as Aliyu Abubakar, 20, of Danko Wasagu area of Kebbi State was discovered to have sustained a broken arm and injuries on his back, giving suspicion for his arrest.
Our correspondent gathered that he was nabbed in company of one Mohammed Umar ,18, of Raba LGA of Sokoto State.
After a thorough search on them, one live cartridge, a mini Techno and the sum of N3,000 cash were said to have been recovered from them.
The Ag Police Public Relations Officer of the Command DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the arrest in a release made available to journalists on Sunday.
The release reads, “.On the 13/7/2021 at about 1630hrs, The DPO Oviwan-Aladja division acting on a distress call that some armed robbers were at a bush bar in Otor-Udu. Consequently, the DPO swiftly deployed patrol teams to the scene, on sighting the police, they attempted to escape in a motorcycle, they were chased by the patrol teams, two of the suspects escaped while one was arrested. On Searching, the suspect Umukoro Collins was in possession of a black bag, on searching the bag, one (1) locally made pistol and one (1) live cartridge was recovered. Manhunt for the two suspects at large is ongoing.
On the 15/7/2021 at about 1745hrs, ‘B’ Division Warri patrol team while on stop and search at Igbudu area had an encounter with three (3) armed men gang suspected to be armed robbers. The gangs were armed with a locally made gun on sighting the Police opened fire on the patrol team and on the process Police returned fire, one of them that was armed with a locally made gun was fatally injured while others escaped. Items recovered one (1) locally made gun, one (1) live cartridge and one (1) expanded cartridge were recovered. Effort is ongoing to track down the fleeing suspects.
On the 15/7/2021 at about 0900hrs, Eagle-Net Special Squad operatives while on stop and search at Otukutu junction Warri sighted two young men, the suspects on sighting the police attempted to run but were given a hot chase by the police which led to the arrest of one Mohammed Umar ‘m’ 18yrs of Raba LGA of Sokoto State and Aliyu Abubakar ‘m’ 20yrs of Danko Wasagu LGA of Kebbi State that was discovered to sustain a broken arm and injuries on his back which crave suspicion after a thorough search on the said suspects one (1) live cartridge, one (1) mini Techno phone, three thousand naira (N3,000), some stick of cigarettes and one lighter was found in their possession. Investigation is ongoing”.