*Recovers assorted substances, stolen tricycle
By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A 35-year old woman has been arrested by police operatives in Delta State for allegedly dealing in sales of substances suspected to be hard drugs.
Similarly, a member of a three-man robbery gang has equally been nabbed, with an operational tricycle and knife recovered from him.
The Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe in a release on Wednesday, disclosed that the drug peddler named Priscillia Amor, 35, was in possession of 26 wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, , 19 wraps of substance suspected to be Methamphetamine, eight packets of razlers, some mobile phones at the time of her arrest
” On 16/5/2023, raided a criminal blackspot located around Osuani in Patani LGA, and arrested one Priscillia Amor ‘f’ aged 35yrs, and recovered twenty-six wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, , nineteen wraps of substance suspected to be Methamphetamine, eight packets of razlers, some mobile phones and other exhibits. Investigation is ongoing to arrest her other gang members”.
On the suspected armed robber, he said, ” 15/5/2023, at about 0015hrs, while police operatives of ‘B’ division Warri, led by the DPO SP Bolarinwa Alabi were on visibility/confidence building patrol along Airport road, they sighted a tricycle with three (3) male occupants, and in their usual way, flagged down the tricycle, but the rider on sighting the Police maneuver in a bid to escape, the operatives went after them until they eventually abandoned the tricycle and took to their heels.
” One of the suspects, named Nworie Emmanuel ‘m’ 20yrs, was arrested and taken to the police station. During interrogation, the suspect stated that he is a member of a three man gang of armed robbers who uses a tricycle to rob innocent people of their belongings along AirportRoadd Warri.
” He also confessed that they have robbed two persons on that day along Airport road that the phone robbed was with Abdul, one of their fleeing gang members and that their modus operandi is to look out for their victims standing at a lonely road at night, and Abdul (currently at large) will jump down from the tricycle, use the knife to threaten their victim and rob them of their phones and other valuable.
” The tricycle, the knife they use to scare their victims are in custody alongside the suspect while effort is on to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang”.