*Recovers stolen car, firearm, live cartridges
By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police operatives in Delta State have redoubled winning streaks since assumption of office of CP Wale Abass, arresting 10 suspected robbery suspects in a single operation.
One of the suspects, Identified as Umar Bello, 33 year-old, who hails from Sokoto State but resides in Warri, is said to be a receiver of stolen goods.
A Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. WWR 353 LS, a locally made cut-to-size single barrel pistol, 11 rounds of live cartridges, were said to have been recovered from the syndicate.
The Delta State Police Command Spokesperson DSP Bright Edafe who made the disclosure said the breakthrough is sequel to the tacts of CP Abbas who detailed an intelligence unit of the Command, the CP-Decoy squad to embark on a discreet and an intelligence led operation to burst the series of armed robbery/kidnapping along Sapele-Warri road and its environs, which have created fear among road users.
The Decoy Team led by its Commander ASP Julius Robinson, led operatives of the squad, relocated to Sapele, on a covert operation while acting on credible intelligence gathered within Sapele and surrounding communities nabbed the suspects in their various hideouts.
” They arrested one Nyero Sunday ‘m’ 29yrs, of Okwitolo community alongside eight others all in Okpe LGA, Delta State. All the suspects who were arrested through technical intelligence led investigation have confessed to their involvements in numerous kidnapping/armed robbery operations, they also admitted to terrorizing the Sapele-Warri road.
” Further investigation led to the arrest of one Umar Bello ‘m’ age 33yrs from Sokoto State but resides in Warri.
” He usually buys the stolen phones and other valuables robbed from their victims. A Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. WWR 353 LS, a locally made cut-to-size single barrel pistol, eleven (11) rounds of live cartridges, were recovered from the syndicate.
Effort is on to arrest other fleeing suspects”, the police image maker stated.