Delta State police command said, on 31/10/2021 Operation Delta Hawk (OPDH) team 006 and 009 while on confidence building patrol at Bonsaac General Area Asaba intercepted a blue colour Qlink 150 motorcycle with Reg. No. Delta LEH 259 QN and Eng. No. QL162FNJ-1 with three occupants.
The SUPREME learnt that, the team on reasonable suspicion search the rider and the passengers.
Consequently, upon searching the suspects namely: Chuks Abah age 23yrs of No. 42 Zion Street Bonsaac Asaba, Ogbonna Micheal age 37yrs of St. Calistol Oju Oduke Asaba and Amechi Mordi age 22yrs of Bonsaac Asaba.one locally fabricated double barrel pistol was recovered from a bag belonging to the rider Chuks Abah.
Spokesman if the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said also on 27/10/2021 a combined team of Police men attached to Ekpan Police Station and Effurun community vigilante while on patrol at Aka Avenue of Jakpa road, sighted unidentified armed men suspected to be armed robbers.
Edafe said, “on sighting the police men, the armed robbers opened fire on them and the combined team returned fire. During the gun duel, one of them sustained bullet wound while others escaped. The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment .”
According to Edafe, one locally made pistol, one expended cartridge, one live cartridge, twenty six live 5.56mm ammunition and one empty AK 47 magazines were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, has assured members of the public of the commitment of the command in tackling crime and criminality in the state. He also enjoined members of the public to continue to partner with the police in this fight by providing useful and timely information because the Police cannot do it alone, as security today should be taken as everybody’s business.
The CP he said, has also directed all DPOS, tactical commanders to step up visibility patrol during this ember months, intensive stop and search and continuous raiding of black spots.