Delta Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robbers, Drug Dealers- Recovers Guns And Large Quantity Of Weeds.
On the 5/09/2022 at about 1125hrs, operatives attached to Eagle-Net Special Squad while on visibility patrol along Issele-Azagba/Ogwashi-Uku road, acting on credible information intercepted a tricycle (Keke) with Delta State Commercial colour Reg. No. AWK 941 QC and tag No. DT/CT/10550B driven by one Anthony Onyekaba ‘m’ of No. 223 Asei Quarters Azagba Ogwashi-Uku with four occupants and after a thorough search, one Eze Paul ‘m’ 27yrs of Okofia and Henry Dukkwu of Ugbetiti ‘m’ 28yrs both of Issele-Azagba in Aniocha North LGA were arrested with one (1) locally made double barrel Pistol with two live cartridges concealed in a bag, one (1) techno phone, one (1) Infinix phone, one (1) OPPO phone, one (1) APPO phone, and the cash sum of (N5,750) were recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing.
Similary, on 1/9/2022, Patrol team attached to Warri Area Command intercepted a suspicious looking boy later identified as Conference Nyerhovwo ‘m’ aged 20yrs of Jesse town in Ethiope West LGA, Delta State, carrying a bag. The Policemen subjected the suspect and the bag to a search, upon searching the said bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel short gun and four rounds of live cartridges were recovered from the bag.
He was arrested and taken to the Area Command. Investigations later revealed that the suspect was on a revenge mission, claiming that some suspected cultists murdered his elder brother named Ovie Nyerhovwo, he further stated that he contacted his friend who lives in Ghana to tell him where he hid his gun. He was on his way to carry out the act, when the Police intercepted him and recovered the gun. Investigation is ongoing.
In another development, on the 01/09/2022 at about 2130hrs, operatives attached to Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) raided a black spot at Owa-Oyibo in Ika North East LGA. The raid carried out by the operatives led to the arrest of two drug dealers, one Mrs. Ogala Juliet ‘f’ 42yrs and one Ifeadi Macaulay ‘m’ 26yrs. The following exhibits were recovered from them, two (2) bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, twenty (20) cans of liquid substances suspected to be “monkey tail”. Investigation is ongoing.
In the Command’s resolve to fight the menace caused by Indian hemp/ controlled drugs dealers, the Delta State Commissioner of Police has ordered that continuous raids be carried out by DPOs in their area of responsibility. The CP also admonished the youths to stay away from these substances capable of destroying their lives.
DSP Bright Edafe, PPRO Delta State Command Asaba related this to the press on Wednesday, 7th September 2022.