DELTA POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER, RECOVERS 49 ROUNDS 7.62 AK 47 AMMUNITION
Operatives of the Delta State Police command under the new Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass have continued to make the state uncomfortable for kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers and criminal elements.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Edafe Bright stated that “On the 10/05/2023 at about 2240hrs while ‘B’ Division Ughelli patrol team was on anti-crime patrol along Agbarha-Ughelli Road, they were overtaken suspiciously by a Qlink motorcycle with Reg. no. SKL 554 VD with three (3) male occupants. They were given a hot chase, during which the three men hurriedly abandoned the motorcycle and fled into the bush, leaving behind their motorcycle and a bag. When the bag was searched, one (1) pump action gun loaded with two (2) live cartridges, and forty-nine (49) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered along with the motorcycle. The investigation is ongoing, and efforts are in place to apprehend fleeing suspects.”
According to the statement, “On 11/05/2023 at about 1102hrs, while operatives of Eagle-Net were on patrol along Oreorokpe-Sapele road, they intercepted a commercial minibus for a routine search. During the search, they recovered a locally made single barrel gun with five (05) live cartridges concealed in the bag found in possession of one Diarhe Oghenemarho ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Okpara inland waterway community, Ethiope East LGA.”
“The suspect was arrested and taken to the police station. During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that he belongs to the notorious Eiye confraternity cult group and that his syndicate has been terrorizing Warri and Ughelli axis. He also confessed to being a member of an armed robbery/kidnapping gang, and his gang leader is one David Oghotomo Mathew a.k.a “cucumber”.”
The suspect and exhibits are in custody while the investigation is ongoing.