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Police apprehend armed robbery suspect, recover gun



The Delta State Police Command has arrested suspected armed robber and recovered one local gun and motorcycle on Tuesday.

This was disclosed to Congress correspondent in a statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe on Wednesday.

The police said the suspect was apprehended following a distress call from residents of Umunede community.

The statement read, “On 02/08/2022, at about 1300hrs, a distress call was received from Dominion hotel’s & suit in Umunede, that a man was threatening their customers with a gun and sending them away, thereby constituting nuisance and disturbing the public peace within the vicinity. Consequently, Patrol team attached to Umunede Division were deployed to the scene where the suspect upon sighting the Police took to his heels, he was chased and the suspect named Precious Azuka was arrested. One locally made cut-to-size gun was recovered from the him. Investigation is ongoing.

“On 30/7/2022, the Command received information, that a suspect snatched a motorcycle along St Desmond road, Okpanam with a dagger. The Area Commander Asaba, detailed Police Operatives attached to the Area Command to investigate and ensure that the suspect is arrested and brought to book.

“Consequently, on 31/7/2022, the team embarked on an intelligence led investigation, trailed and arrested the suspect named Isaac Dantala, along Asaba-Onitsha Expressway and the motorcycle with reg no UDD 332 DH was recovered alongside the dagger. Investigation is ongoing.” He added.