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Police Nab Suspected Armed Robbers, Recover Illegal Drugs In Delta




By Stephen Asaba-ase

The Commissioner of Police Mr Abaniwonda Olufemi swiftly deployed all tactical teams to various sharp points in Asaba, Okpanam, Ibusa and other parts of the metro, sequel to reports of armed robbery operations in the metropolis.

According to a press statement issued and signed by the Delta State police public relations officer, Mr Bright Edafe, Asaba on 23rd May 2024, that the Asaba Area Command received a distress call about some suspected armed robbers that came to rob three houses in the night before were sighted around Coka, the Area command swiftly deployed operatives who went all out and got one Ozuluonye Okonkwo arrested.

Meanwhile, upon interrogation of the suspect, he confessed that they were responsible for the Coka robbery operation. His confession led to the arrest of one Anukwu Joseph, while the gang leader who is also the gun supplier is presently in police custody and investigation is ongoing.

Arrest Of Suspect Kidnapper

However, while Acting on an intelligence information based on the activities of some suspected kidnappers in Aniocha north, the Area commander in Asaba, ACP Sunday Oladipo in synergy with the Command officers stormed the hideout and arrested one Mr Ebube Osakwe age 32 yrs.

According to Edafe, a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and his gang members that had been carrying out the kidnapping activities in Egu-Agbor usually transfer victims, collect ransom and release them in the Akoko area of Edo state.

“Further investigation also revealed that in their last operation, they collected the sum of two million, five hundred thousand (#2.500,000) from their victims. Efforts to arrest the other members of the gang are ongoing.

Arrest of suspected illicit drugs dealer

“Operatives of Dragon Patrol teams 25 and 31 while on stop and search duty along Kwale/Ogwashi-Uku Express road intercepted a white color Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg no. FST 210 XD driven by one David Ikama ‘m’ age 62yrs of 28 old Ekete road Ovwian –Aladja conveying passengers from Onitsha to Warri.

“In their normal proactive way of stop and search subjection of passengers in policing, during which one Mr David Ikama was found with some bags of illicit drugs about one thousand, two hundred and sixty-six bottles of codeine syrup, six hundred and four tablets of tramadol, fifty-four tablets of Swinol, Ninety sachets of Rohypnol were discovered The suspect were arrested and currently under police custody while investigation is ongoing”.

The Commissioner of Police Delta State, Mr Abaniwonda Olufemi had directed that all Tactical commanders and DPOS Should employ all available resources in their disposition to checkmate the activities of armed robbers, kidnappers, and other criminal activities in the state.

He further stressed that residents in the State under his watch must sleep with their two eyes closed. However, the public is admonished to reach out to the Command in case of any distress to call the following dedicated control room numbers;
08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287.