Police Raid Kidnappers’ Hideout, Recover Firearms In Delta

The operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a suspected armed robber in the state and recovered a locally made AK47 rifle and 13 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, SP Bright Edafe, confirmed the arrest and recovery of arms and ammunition.

The operatives also disclosed that they raided a criminal hideout in the Kwale area of the state, where 51 rounds of 7.62mm AK-47 ammunition, magazines, three locally made cut-to-size guns, two pump action guns and cartridges were recovered.

Edafe said that while acting on credible intelligence gathered on the activities of suspected armed robbers and kidnappers in Kwale axis, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi, directed the Commander, Quick Response Squad to work discreetly on the intelligence.

He said while acting on this directive, the Commander, SP Osadolor Godwin, on June 8, 2024, at about 11.40 am, led a surveillance team attached to Kwale Division and stormed their hideout in an uncompleted building where two suspects, upon sighting them, opened fire and escaped in the process.

He said that three locally made guns, two pump action guns, one AK-47 magazine, 34 rounds of live cartridges, and 51 rounds of AK-47 ammunition were recovered.

He said that the effort to arrest the fleeing suspects was ongoing.

In another development, Edafe said that on June 8, 2024, acting on credible intelligence at about 11.30 am, operatives on special assignment with base in Ughelli, led by ASP Julius Robinson, stormed Jesse junction and effected the arrest of one Ufoma Omene, a 55-year-old of Mosogar in Ethiope West Local Government Area of the Delta State, whose resident is at Jesse junction area of Sapele town.

“Upon search of the suspect’s residence, a locally fabricated Ak-47 rifle with revolver-like magazine, and 13 rounds of 7.6mm ammunition were recovered.

“In addition to his involvements in a series of crimes in that area, he is also suspected to be a member of Eiye confraternity,” the police image maker said, adding that the investigation was ongoing.

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