Police Arrest Suspected Child Traffickers, Notorious Cultist In Delta State

…..recovers one locally Made Cut-to-size Gun

The police in Delta State have arrested two suspected child traffickers in cable point, Asaba.

The police spokesperson in the state, Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Edafe said the arrests followed information received from a resident of Jaret in Asaba, that on Wednesday, 2nd August 2023, her child Ridwan Ibrahim, aged 2yrs went missing while playing with other children in the compound of her sister whom she went to visit.

“Based on this information, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Wale Abass psc, detailed operatives of SIB to embark on an intelligence-led investigation.

“The team swung into action, analyzing the phone conversation of some suspected person.

“Consequently, on Thursday, 3rd August 2023, two suspects namely Mallam Sa’ad Ahmed Baba, aged 57yrs of no. 12 Lagos Street, cable point Asaba and Halima Abubakar, aged 25ys of Jaret cable point Asaba were arrested, and the child was rescued at Issele-Asagba where they hid the child.

In another development, on Thursday, 3rd August 2023, the DPO Orerokpe received information that one Ifeoma Sunday, A’K’A COCO, a suspected notorious cultist who has been terrorizing Aghalokpe community and also wanted for his involvement in an earlier reported case of attempted murder, Arson, Armed Robbery, was sighted in the community parading with a gun.

The DPO Orerokpe mobilized and led patrol teams to the community where the suspect was arrested and one locally made cut-to-size single-barrel gun and one expended cartridge were recovered from him.

The suspect and exhibit are in police custody while an investigation is ongoing, according to the command spokesperson.

The State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass has urged parents and guardians to be cautious and pay close attention to their children and wards in other not to fall victim while assuring residents that the Command will not allow these criminal syndicates to thrive in the State.

The CP therefore calls for support from members of the public especially in the area of providing credible, timely, and useful information that will aid in crime fighting to the Police.