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"The CP has reiterated the Command’s commitment in the fight against crime and criminality while calling for more cooperation from Deltans and residents." DSP Edafe Bright, PPRO Delta State Police Command.

The Delta State Police Command Headquarters, Asaba, under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has continued to record successes in the quest to make the state uncomfortable for criminal elements.

The Command Headquarters, through its Spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe in a statement on Friday, 2, June 2023, revealed that the Force, through series of well coordinated patrols has arrested some suspected armed robbers, Cultists and Kidnappers.

According to the PPRO Delta State Police Command Headquarters in Asaba, recovered from the arrested suspects were one (1) Beretta pistol loaded with eight (8) rounds of live ammunition including, three (3) locally made cut-to-size pistols.

DSP Edafe,in his press release, disclosed that, "On the 1/6/2023, at about 1945 hours, policemen attached to Ekpan police station along refinery junction, the team noticed a tricycle with two male occupants. The occupants, upon sighting the policemen, jumped from the tricycle and took to their heels. 

"The policemen went after them, caught up with them, and arrested the two suspects. When the suspects were searched, one locally made cut-to-size single barrel gun, one cut-to-size double barrel pistol, two rounds of live cartridges, were recovered from them.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects belong to the syndicated that has been terrorizing Ekpan and environs, especially the refinery road area. Suspects are in custody and investigation ongoing." He stated.

In a related development, the Delta Police Command spokesman also disclosed that; "The Commander Decoy squad, ASP Julius Robisnson in complainace with CP directive on continous manhunt for criminals in the command, on 29/05/2023 at about 0600hrs, acting on a tip-off, led operatives of Decoy Squad on an intelligence led raid at a criminal rendezvous in Sapele and Oghara. 

"During the operation, five (5) suspects namely; Christian Mordi ‘M’ age 30yrs, Julius Onoja ‘M’ 29years, Obikoko Damian ‘M’ 33years, all members of Vikings confraternity and Ochuko Ofoye ‘m’ 34years, Odem Hunt ‘m’ 30years who are members of Patriotic Lords Initiative for Justice were arrested. Due to the intelligence already gathered, the house of Odemi Hunt at Oghara was thoroughly searched during which a Beretta pistol with breach number A059977 loaded with eight (8) rounds of 9mm live ammunition were recovered.

"Suspects/exhibits are in custody, and efforts have been intensified to arrest other members of the gang." The statement read. 

In another development, "Police operatives attached to the Agbarho Police station while on surveillance patrol mounted a routine stop and search at Ekrarhawe community Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA. The operatives arrested one Difference Sunday ‘m’ age 18years of opposite Ovie Palace at Isiokolo in Ethiope East L.G.A of Delta State."

"Upon search of the suspect, a locally made cut-to-size gun was recovered. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a member of Eiye confraternity, and a blue beret with a symbol of Eiye confraternity was also recovered from the suspect, Investigation is ongoing."

The CP, while commending the effort of the men, also urged parents and guardians to keep a close watch on their wards, especially the youth, noting that majority of crimes committed are carried out by the youths. 

The CP also reiterated the Command’s commitment in the fight against crime and criminality while calling for more cooperation from Deltans and residents.

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