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Police Recover AKA 47 Rifle, Pump Action, Others From Fleeing Crime Suspects in Delta



By Sunday Onye, Senior Correspondent

The Police operatives in Delta Delta have recovered an AKA 47 Rifle, Pump Action, two cut-to-size locally made guns and seven rounds of ammunition from fleeing suspected criminal suspects in the state.

This is according to a statement signed by the state police spokesman, Bright Efafe on Monday.

Edafe explained that on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at about 1600hrs based on credible intelligence gathered over the activities of some criminal elements operating within Warri, Udu, Koko and proximate environs, the DPO Ekpan Division, CSP Aliyu Shaba, led the Surveillance Team and trailed the hoodlums to their hideout located at Aladja Grammar School in Aladja Town Udu Local Government.

He further narrated, “upon sighting the police, the hoodlums took to their heels; a search was conducted immediately around the uncompleted building and a sack bag was found. Upon searching the sack bag, the following items were recovered: one AK47 Rifle, one magazine loaded with seven (7) rounds of 7.62mm Ammunitions, one English pump action gun with three (3) live cartridges, and two cut-to-size Double Barrel Gun. Efforts are on top gear to identify and arrest the said hoodlums.

“In a similar occurrence, on the 20th of August, 2023 at approximately 1509hrs, the DPO Ekpan received a phone call from one Alhaji (name withheld) of Warri Sapele Road. It was revealed that some group of persons were sighted suspiciously within the yard. However, the civilian security/operatives in the yard flashed their torchlight on the suspected criminals who immediately fled and abandoned a sack. Upon close look into the sack, two locally made single barrel guns, all detachable with 18 live cartridges. The DPO detailed the men of the division to the scene, where firearms and ammunition were recovered and registered as exhibits. Efforts are on to trace and identify the hoodlums who are still at large.

The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass PSC urged members of the public particularly parents and guardians to pay close attention to their wards and discourage them from engaging in cultism and other vices, adding that crime do not pay and the command would do all it takes to ensure that crime do not thrive in the State.

The CP also appealed to members of the public to help the police with any useful, timely, and credible information that would help the command eradicate crime in the state.

The command also urged the public to call the CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS for useful information.

  1. 08036684974
  2. 08125958005
  3. 09053872287
  4. 09155570007 ( PPRO’S OFFICE).