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Police arrest suspected armed robber, drug barons, recover gun, others in Delta 




By Stephen Asaba-ase


The Delta State CP Abaniwonda Olufemi has apprehended a suspected armed robber, and three suspects who were in possession of illicit drugs in the state.


The CP assured residents of a peaceful, safe and secured Delta State. He warned that all forms of criminality, lawlessness, or behavior that contravenes the laws of the land would be dealt with accordingly.


According to a report, “On 05/02/2024 at about 0800hours, while men of Dragon Patrol were conducting stop and search along Kwale – Ogwashi-Uku Expressway, they intercepted a commercial Sienna Bus conveying passengers from Ughelli to Asaba. The team subjected the passengers to a random search, during which one (01) locally fabricated Pistol and two (02) live cartridges were recovered from one Fedelis Akpos ‘m’ aged 23 years, a resident of Ewhu Community Ughelli South L.G.A.


The suspect concealed the gun and cartridges inside a polythene bag containing smoked fish to serve as a decoy, but the professionally trained Policemen uncovered the exhibit despite his antics. Suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.


This was contained in a statement signed by the state police spokesman, Bright Edafe on Thursday.


The command further emphasised that, on 7/2/2024 at about 1100hours, operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while conducting stop and search at Head-Bridge Asaba, flagged down a Toyota Hiace bus for a routine check. “During the search, three cartons containing one hundred (100) bottles of CSC Codeine and four hundred (400) sachets of 250mg of Tramadol, and some other suspected hard drugs were recovered from the trio of Lucky Emmanuel ‘m’ of Ughelli aged 40yrs, and Enunwuune Snu ‘m’ aged 46yrs, and Jacob Efedeye ‘m’ aged 32yrs. Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing”.


The CP Abaniwonda Olufemi psc, expressed his sincere appreciation to the officers for carrying out their duties diligently and outsmarting these suspects. He reiterated that under his watch, the command would do all it takes within the ambit of the law to ensure that a safer environment for all Deltans, residents and non-residents is achieved.


He further urged the law abiding public to always report any criminal activities to the nearest police station or call the Command Control Room: (08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287). Alternatively, anonymous tip-off can be relayed via the PPRO Office: (09155570007; 09155570008) with confidence that the command will act swiftly and treat their identities with utmost confidentiality.