At Maryam Babangida Junction in Asaba, the state capital, the Delta State Police Command’s Eagle-Net Special Squad arrested two suspected internet fraudsters.
One locally made double-barrel pistol, three live cartridges, one jack knife, two wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp, one Samsung Galaxy, one iPhone, two black berets, a driver’s license, one GT bank ATM card, one hand chain, and five-finger rings were also recovered from the suspects.
Daniel Anikpe and Chikeluba James Ani, both 27 years old, are among the suspects.
They were apprehended by police during a routine stop-and-search operation after they intercepted a black Toyota Camry car with the registration number ABH 911 GW and two male occupants.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, the Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, confirmed the report.
“One locally made double barrel pistol, three live cartridges, one jack knife, two wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp, one Samsung Galaxy, one iPhone, two black berets, a driver’s license, one GT bank ATM card, one hand chain, and five finger rings were recovered after a painstaking search was conducted on the suspects and the vehicle,” he said.
“Investigation later revealed that the suspects are into internet fraud, and one of the Suspects Daniel Anikpe admitted that he got the gun about eight months ago from his friend named Tata (surname unknown) who is currently in Ogwashi-Uku prison for an offense of armed robbery,” according to the Police image-maker.
“He also stated that he paid twenty-five thousand naira (#25,000) for the gun.”
“He said that in the course of his cybercrime activities, issues involving formula sharing usually arise with his criminal partners, so he bought the gun to exact revenge on anyone who tries to defraud him of his ill-gotten gains.”
“Investigation is ongoing,” DSP Edafe said.