Police Arrest Armed Robbers, Recover Weapons In Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested one Felix Egbe aged 37yrs of Oteri Community in Ughelli North LGA Delta State and a member of Eiye confraternity also former Youth Secretary of Oteri Community Ughelli North Delta State was arrested.

This was made known in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bright Edafe on Tuesday.

The statement read, “Acting on credible intelligence on the peddling of arms and an intended cult clash within Oteri community in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State, on 14/06/2024 at about 1430hrs operatives on special assignment deployed to Ughelli led ASP Julius Robinson trailed a notorious cultist and a mastermind of the intended cult clash to a hotel (name withheld) in Ughelli/

Upon interrogation, the suspect took operatives to his residence where a Barretta pistol was recovered. An investigation is ongoing.

In another development, on Tuesday, 18 June 2024, operatives of the Aladja police out-station received a distress call that some suspected armed robbers were carrying out a robbery operation in the Aladja community.

“The District Officer(D/O) alongside members of the community mobilized to the scene where the suspects Lucky Victor ‘m’ aged 20yrs, and Godbless Oghenevegba ‘m’ aged 20yrs were arrested at Igwere quarters Aladja. One locally made gun, cartridges, knife and a suspected stolen phone were recovered from them. suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing, Edafe said.

Also, on Thursday, 13th June 2024, acting on credible information received on an outlet for the distribution of Illicit Hard Drugs in Asaba. Operatives from the CP Monitoring unit responded and went to the scene where the following persons were arrested; Emeka Ozumu, aged 49yrs and Patrick Otukam, 30yrs.

Thirteen bottles of Codeine and twenty-three Sachets of Tramadol and other hard drugs were recovered from them. investigation is ongoing

Meanwhile, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Olufemi Abaniwonda has urged youths to shun all forms of crime and also stay away from substance/drug abuse as it is dangerous to their health and also capable of pushing them to commit various crimes.

The CP noted that operatives of the Crack squad, CP monitoring, and raiders squad have been deployed to crack down on drug peddling hideouts in the state and anyone found wanting will be arrested and charged to court.

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