Aruga Joe Omokaro – Asaba
Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Ari Mohammed Ali has warned criminally minded people that Delta state will not be a safe place for them. Under his watch the police in the command will continue to go after them until Delta state is free of criminal minded people who has nothing to offer than to cause pain and havoc on the good people of the state. The CP has mandated area commanders, DPOs and Tactical commanders not to relent in the fight against crime and criminality. Subsequently, the command has recorded another major feat against dare devil robbers as highlighted below.
On 18/8/2021 at about 0825hrs, a distress call was received that a gang of four armed robbers was operating at MTN road by pipeline Sapele. The DPO Sapele led the crack team in conjunction with vigilante and during the operation four suspects namely; James Wisdom a.k.a young diamond ‘m’ age 25yrs, Peter Ayodele ’m’ age 22yrs, Ikolo Micheal 18yrs and Francis Success 26yrs were arrested and the following items were recovered from them; three cuts to size single barrels gun with eighteen (18) cartridges, a Lexus car with Reg. No. YAB 750 BP. The investigation is ongoing.
Similarly on 18/8/2021 at about 1000hrs, acting on information received that three armed men burgled a house at Old Benin Road Oghara at about 0200hrs and made away with phones valued at N400, 000. The Divisional police officer Oghara swung into action, detailed operative to investigate and bring the armed robbers to book. The Detectives through intelligence-led operation arrested the following suspects: Choice Macaulay 26yrs, Endurance Ejokirehie ‘m’ age 27yrs and Junior Macaulay ‘m’ age 21yrs at Indian hemp joint exhibits recovered from them includes: three phones, a dummy gun and iron rod used for the robbery. Suspects confessed to the crime and the victims have identified the stolen phones as theirs. On further investigation, it was discovered that one of the suspects Choice Macaulay who is the leader of the gang was arrested before and charged to court, but was later released. The suspect led the detectives to their hide out where one locally made gun and two live cartridges was dug out from the ground where it was buried. Investigation is ongoing.