DELTA: POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS AND RECOVERED LOCALLY MADE CUT TO SIZE GUN

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1.On the 5th May 2021 at about 1300hrs, information received that a woman Jemilia Suleman ‘f’ age 48yrs, a native of Plateau State with one Monagor Charles ‘m’ age 61yrs of Ndokwa East L.G Area Delta State were found wearing military uniforms and lodged in Beji Court Hotel Bendel Estate Off Airport road Effurun.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by DSP. Edafe Bright, Ag. PPRO, Delta State Command, Asaba. on the 7th of May, 2021.

The full text of the statement reads in part.

The DPO Ogborikoko Division CSP Martha Ikong detailed and led the Surveillance operative in conjunction with military personnel to the hotel and arrested the suspects.

Items recovered from them include 10 pairs of military camouflage uniforms, six T-shirts, jungle caps, one T-shirt, and one singlet. All of the military camouflage uniform.

The lady suspect confessed that she bought the said uniform in the market and use it to earn a living. the investigation is ongoing.

2.On the 30/4/2021 at about 0430hrs, information received from an Elu vigilante member that one Etor Lucky ‘m’ 20yrs of Elu and two other members of Viking confraternity were disrupting social wake keep and harassing invited guest in Elu community.

The Divisional police officer Ozoro division mobilized the police patrol team to the scene and arrested the said Etor Lucky and recovered a cut-to-size locally-made single barrel gun. the investigation is ongoing.

3.On the 3/5/2021 at about 1430hrs, information was received from a distressed caller that at good Samaritan reported that one Efe Lucky and Ramson Akpojibu both ‘m’ of Ughoton community Okpe LGA brought a patient on Christain ‘m’ Surname unknown to Moving Star Clinic Warri, as soon he was certified dead. The duo with bloodstains on their clothes was about to abscond.

The DPO Orerokpe Division deployed a detective to the clinic, the corpse was viewed and signs of violence were seen on the body of the deceased. The corpse was photographed and deposited at Orerokpe General Hospital mortuary.

The police arrested the two suspects Efe Lucky ‘m’ and Ramson Akpojibu ‘m’, and the premises of the suspects were searched, blood-stained cutlass, hammer, and blood-soaked towel were recovered.

They confessed that they were five in number the beat up the deceased to death over allegations of stealing their three thousand naira (N3,000.00) and phones. The effort is on to arrest the three other suspects.

The Commissioner of Police Delta State has ordered that the case be transferred to State criminal investigation department for further investigation.

4.On the 5/5/2021 at about 0405hrs, a distressed call was received from an indigene of Ijomi village that in his compound at the above village, his dogs started barking signifying the presence of danger within the compound that he came out to inspect what was happening when he saw two armed boys.

The DPO Oghara division deployed patrol team to the scene, the suspects on sighting the police, took to their heels, the suspects ran into the nearby bush which was later combed by a combined team

of police and vigilante teams where one Ugbaudu Williams ‘m’ 31yrs a.k.a Beleke a notorious criminal was found fatally shot on his right hand and was seriously bleeding, he confessed that he was shot by one Desmond his partner in crime.

He was taken to his house for a search where another locally made barrel gun was recovered with two live cartridges, one expanded cartridge was recovered.

He was rushed to the General hospital Oghara for treatment where he gave up a ghost while receiving treatment. A manhunt for the fleeing suspect is ongoing.

5.On the date at about 1330hrs, a patrol team from Okpanam division while on stop and search behind three upstairs Okpana, a Bajaj (Boxer) motorcycle with Reg. No. AKM 705 VM conveying three persons were intercepted.

The rider escaped, while the other two accomplices one Friday Worfer, Sunday Panwal, and Emmanuel David all ‘m’ of Ogbe-Obi Quarters Okpanam was arrested. when the search was conducted on them.

One locally-made pistol and one cartridge were recovered from the suspects, they are suspected to be among the syndicate who rob in Asaba and Okpanam axis mostly at night.

The investigation is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspect.

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