From Monday Othuko – Asaba
Delta State police command says, on 9/4/2023 at about 1000hrs, Operatives of Dragon 18 and 29, while on stop and search duty along Jeremi/Iwhrekan road in Ughelli South LGA, intercepted a tricycle with Reg. No. GBB 022 UN driven by one Isreal Sibito ‘m’ 58yrs conveying three females and one male passenger.
While the search was being carried out, the male passenger who was later identified as Joseph Vincent ‘ age 24yrs jumped down from the tricycle and ran into a nearby bush in an attempt to escape, he was given a hot chase by the operatives and arrested. When the search was conducted on him, two (2) locally fabricated berretta pistols were recovered from him. The investigation is ongoing.
While the Command remains committed in its core mandate which is the protection of lives and property, members of the public are advised to exercise patience when they are subjected to stop and search by police operatives as it is for the collective good and to ensure a safer Delta for all.
The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the command as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation when the need arises.
The spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the story.
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