2023 Arms Build-Up: Delta Police Recovers 1,124 Bullets, Arrests Two Girls With Cocaine

2023 Arms Build-Up: Delta Police Recovers 1,124 Bullets, Arrests Two Girls With Cocaine

From Monday Ochuke – Asaba

As politicians gear up for the 2023 general elections, there is a tendency that, there will be build-up of illegal arms for political thugs to attack opponents of their masters.

Delta State Commissioner of Police (CP) Ali Mohammed Ari is not oblivious of arms build-up during elections and has charged his officers to mop up illegal arms.in the state.

Subsequently on Thursday 2/6/2022,, police operatives attached to the Command’s Safe code-named, Delta Tactical Squad deployed to head-bridge the boundary between Delta State and Anambra State, while on stop and search
intercepted one Innocent Uboh a native of Ogume in Ndokwa West L.G.A, Delta State.

During a m search of Toyota Hiace bus with reg. no FGG 645 ZV, the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. He was subjected and upon searching the vehicle, one thousand, one hundred and twenty-four (1124) rounds of live cartridges, twenty (20) bottles of codeine, and other illicit drugs were recovered.

He was said to have claimed that the cartridges belonged to a man named Monday Adibeli 61yrs in Ogume.

On the strength of this information, Operatives were deployed to Ogume where the alleged owner if the cartridges was arrested. The investigation is ongoing.

Just last week the command also recovered five AK47 rifles and a number of ammunition, during a shootout with armed hoodlums who had barricaded several highways in the state.

Also on 01/06/2022, Crack Surveillance Operatives raided a criminal hideout at Okwagbe Community in Isoko North LGA, Delta State.

During the raid, three suspects namely; Alex Johnholt age 32yrs, Abe Ujiro ‘ age 25yrs, Omoro Joy age 26yrs were arrested, One hundred and five {105} wraps of SK weeds, six {6} wraps of loud, sixteen {16} wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine, four {4} wraps of Indian hemp, four {4} litres of monkey tail, sixty {60} packs of razlers, one Indian hemp grinding device were recovered from them. suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.

In addition, on 1/6/2022, Police Operatives attached to Bomadi Divisional Patrol team while on routine stop and search duty along Bomadi/Oboro road, intercepted a motorcycle rider carrying three passengers. The team subjected them to a search during which one English Pistol was recovered from one of the passengers named Destiny Ebibo ‘ age 22yrs of Oboro Community but stays in Abraka. One red beret suspected to be of the Icelanders confraternity was also recovered from the other suspect named George Terrence age 22yrs of Okpokunou Community, they have been taken into custody and investigation is ongoing.

The spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the story to The SUPREME.

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