Ember Months Special Operations: Police Arrest Six Suspected Armed Robbers In Delta

…… recovers three English-made pistols and three locally-made guns

The Ember Months Special Operation Team emplaced by Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass has been recording successes in the fight against crime and criminality especially in the metropolis.

A statement signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Edafe Bright said that the Ember months special operations team comprises all tactical formations (RRS, Raiders, CP- Decoy, Eagle net, Safer highway, Safe Delta, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cybercrime Squad, Crack Squad, CP monitoring and CP X-squad) led by their various commanders, and also the DPO’s of each division who were directed by the CP to personally lead their men to carry out intensive stop and search duty across the State.

According to Edafe, the Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations and the various Area commanders were equally directed by the CP to ensure strict supervision and monitoring of their activities. All these factors have contributed immensely to the Peace the State is enjoying.

The statement read, “The recent achievement was recorded on 24/10/2023 at about 2120hrs when a team led by SP Inyere Elias Chinedu were on night patrol along Asaba – Benin Expressway by Rain Oil Filing Station, they intercepted a commercial shuttle bus (REG NUMBER UNKNOWN) with four male passengers. During a search of the bus, one English Beretta pistol, and one dagger, were recovered from one of the occupants identified as Ishiaku Ya’u. The suspect and exhibits are in custody, and an investigation has commenced. Efforts are being intensified to track down members of his gang and recover other weapons. 

“Similarly, on 22/10/2023 at about 2120hours, while sector ‘C’ of the ember months’ patrol was on stop and search duty along Asaba-Benin expressway, they intercepted a shuttle bus with two male passengers, and upon search of the passengers, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them. Suspects were arrested immediately, and they have since been charged in court.

“The Command has so far arrested a total of six suspected armed robbers, some of which have been charged to court, while two English-made pistols and four locally made guns have been recovered.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, reiterates that it is the primary duty of the police to ensure that lives and properties are safe at all times.

“He appeals to the public to play pivotal roles that will help the police carry out their duties effectively by reaching out to the police over any suspicious movements or persons in their environment through the contacts of the Command Control Room: (08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287) or the PPRO Office: (09155570007; 09155570008); or visit the nearest Police Station or the PPRO’s Office. He assures callers or anyone with information that can assist the Police all information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.