Proactive Policing: Delta Police arrest syndicate who specializes in stealing phones from tricycle passengers in Asaba

….Police in Delta again recovers one Beretta pistol along Egbudu- Akah during stop and search operation.

By Onome Naomi

CP Abaniwona Olufemi alludes that the command will continue unabatedly to disrupt criminal networks and their activities in the state.

On 25/03/2024 at about 1850hrs one Ezeugwu Akanso ‘m’ reported at ‘A’ division Asaba that on the same date at about 1700hrs he boarded a commercial tricycle with Reg no. GWK 758 VC with Delta State code no. 12335B at Konwea Plaza Nnebisi Road Asaba to Okpanam Road Asaba and the commercial tricycle rider before he alighted. He further stated that upon noticing that his phone had been stolen, he raised an alarm which necessitated sympathizers yo join him and chase the suspects and were apprehended, the suspects one Collins Akpinoba ‘m’ age 27yrs conspired with one David Paulson ‘m’ age 38yrs were immediately handed over to the Police. Preliminary investigation revealed that both suspects specialize in robbing unsuspecting passengers and some of their victims have identified them. Investigation is ongoing.

In another development, on 27/03/2024 at about 1800hrs Anti-Crime patrol team Agbor division while on stop and search intercepted one John Chikwuji ‘m’ aged 25yrs a native of Ekuku-Agbor going from Agbor to Ekuku-Agbor community, when the suspect was subjected to a search, one Beretta pistol was recovered. Investigation is ongoing.

CP Abaniwonda Olufemi reiterates that fighting criminals is the primary goal of the Command. He warns all criminals to refrain from illegal activities, and if they fail to do so, they will face the full might of the law. He further assures that the command is making every effort to address the severe social challenges and detrimental impacts of violent crimes.

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SP. Edafe Bright, ANIPR, FCIA, FIPMD, PPRO Delta State Command Asaba related this report to the press on Thursday, March 28th, 2024.

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