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3 suspected armed robbers in police net in Delta

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•Police recover locally made gun

The police in Delta State have arrested three suspected armed robbers and recovered a locally made gun during the weekend.

This was disclosed by the State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Bright Edafe on Wednesday.

According to the statement, “On the 5/09/2022 at about 1125hrs, operatives attached to Eagle-Net Special Squad while on visibility patrol along Issele-Azagba/Ogwashi-Uku road, acting on credible information intercepted a tricycle (Keke) with Delta State Commercial colour Reg. No. AWK 941 QC and tag No. DT/CT/10550B driven by one Anthony Onyekaba ‘m’ of No. 223 Asei Quarters Azagba Ogwashi-Uku with four occupants and after a thorough search, one Eze Paul ‘m’ 27yrs of Okofia and Henry Dukkwu of Ugbetiti ‘m’ 28yrs both of Issele-Azagba in Aniocha North LGA were arrested with one (1) locally made double barrel Pistol with two live cartridges concealed in a bag, one (1) techno phone, one (1) Infinix phone, one (1) OPPO phone, one (1) APO phone, and the cash sum of (N5,750) were recovered from them. The investigation is ongoing.

“Similarly, on 1/9/2022, Patrol team attached to Warri Area Command intercepted a suspicious looking boy later identified as Conference Nyerhovwo ‘m’ aged 20yrs of Jesse town in Ethiope West LGA, Delta State, carrying a bag.

“The Policemen subjected the suspect and the bag to a search, upon searching the said bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel shotgun and four rounds of live cartridges were recovered from the bag.

“He was arrested and taken to the Area Command. Investigations later revealed that the suspect was on a revenge mission, claiming that some suspected cultists murdered his elder brother named Ovie Nyerhovwo, he further stated that he contacted his friend who lives in Ghana to tell him where he hid his gun. He was on his way to carry out the act when the Police intercepted him and recovered the gun. The investigation is ongoing.”

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