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Delta Police Arrest Six Fake Hunters With Arms, Ammunition

Six fake hunters posing as vigilantes were apprehended by Nigerian Police operatives stationed at Ekpan Police Station in Delta State’s Uvwie Local Government Area.

The six male hoodlums were apprehended on Thursday along Jakpa Road in an ash Toyota Sienna space bus with no registration number.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Saturday, said the hoodlums were intercepted late Thursday night.

According to him, “Policemen on suspicion subjected them to a search during which three pump action guns, four locally made guns, one long axe, seven expended cartridges, nine live cartridges, native charms, three cutlasses, and two number plates were recovered.”

He said the suspects, Aaron Okorigwe, aged 27yrs, and five others, could not give a reasonable account of themselves and were taken into custody.

“Investigation later revealed that they were hoodlums who operates under the guise of being members of a hunters group from Ovwian Aladja, but sneak into Ekpan Community in a Sienna vehicle, rob and kidnap unsuspecting, after robbing them, they run to hibernate in Ovwian Aladja.

“Following these findings, on 16/12/2022, the DPO invited three victims (names withheld), all of whom were at various times victims of armed robberies, and kidnappings in the area, and placed the suspects on an identification parade, the victims identified the suspects as the syndicate that robbed and kidnapped them,” he claimed.

Edafe said further investigation was ongoing.

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