No fewer than six more suspects who are allegedly accussed of the killing of one Prince Eric Takerere, the son of the Ovie of Orhuwhorun community, HRH Ighowho Otakerere have been apprehended by the Delta state police command.
Congress gathered that some time around April 2021 one Prince Eric Takerere, son of the Orhuwhorun king and two mobile police men were murdered and their rifles carted away.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, stated this in a statement, saying the leadership of CP Ari Muhammed Ali never relented in its effort to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.
According to the police spokesperson, “On the 06/09/2021, police operatives from the Delta State Anti-kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad (SAKCCS) carried out diligent and painstaking investigation on one Godspower Agabarhayowe “AKA” GANAGANA ‘m’ age 27 years and Tony Edwin ‘m’ age 27 years that were earlier arrested on the 09/07/2021 in connection to the murder.
They led the police operatives to their hideout in Udu, Warri and Aladja area where six suspects namely Onoriode Shefo “AKA” Chikago “M” age 36YRS, Omagbeosa Sholla “M” age 30YRS, Godwin Obukoemu “AKA” Million “M” age 30YRS, Ejime Mugagbam “M” age 34YRS, Ejiroghenen Nushe “M” age 24YRS and Egho Monday “M” age 28YRS were arrested.
The police said the suspects confessed to be involved in the murder of prince Eric Takerere, his two mobile police men.
He added; “They also led the operatives to their armoury where two AK47 rifles, one pump action gun, one locally made pistol, four magazines, seventy six rounds of live ammunition and thirty eight rounds of live cartridges were recovered.
“Also on the 07/09/2021 at about 0420hrs DPO Ovwian Aladja received a distress call that armed robbers were operating at Obogu community.
“He mobilized Police Patrol Team and vigilante in the community to the scene.
“The armed robbers on sighting the police patrol engaged the team in a gun duel but they could not withstand the superior firepower of the combined team.
“During the gun duel, one of the armed robbers sustained serious gun shot injury while two others escaped. The injured suspect was rushed to a nearby hospital but he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. One locally made pistol with one live cartridge were recovered. Investigation is ongoing”.