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Delta Police Command arrests suspected armed robbers, recovers rifles, others

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested suspected notorious criminal terrorizing the Ibusa community and it’s environment areas of Delta State.

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 27/5/2022, at about 1800hrs, Anti-Crime Patrol team attached to Ibusa Division while on routine patrol in conjunction with Ibusa Anti-Cult volunteers, arrested one Ekene Okonji ‘m’ a.k.a. “galaxy” a notorious criminal known for terrorizing Ibusa Community and its environs. Upon searching the suspect, one locally made cut-to-size short gun, seven live cartridges were recovered. Suspect is currently in custody and investigation is ongoing.”

According to the statement, “Sequel to the restiveness in the oil producing Ugboren Community of Sapele Local Government Area, Delta State, over leadership tussle, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, PSC+ directed the DPO Sapele Division to carry out intensive raid in the Community and ensure that sanity is restored. Consequently, on 28/5/2022 at about 1330hrs, combined teams of Policemen attached to Sapele Division and men of the Nigerian army attached to 91 battalion carried out intensive raid in the community, including their community shrine. During the raid, Two FNC assault Rifles were recovered and two suspects arrested. Measures have been put in place to forestall any further breakdown of law and order.”

“On 28/05/2022 at about 1130hrs, the Command Raiders Operatives while on investigation activities along Asaba – Benin Expressway in Okpanam, intercepted some hoodlums suspected to be cultists. The suspects on sighting the team took to their heels but the team chased them and in the process arrested Six of the suspects namely; Sunday Okafor Destiny, Stephen Osamota Pius and four others. One locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun, six expended cartridges and one 9mm live ammunition were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”

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