From Monday Ochuko, Asaba
Operatives of Delta State Police Command on Sunday 9/10/22 while on patrol in Warri, sighted a male passenger carrying a mini bag who on sighting the Police, alighted from a minibus and fled with the bag. His action was suspicious and the operatives went after him.
Police source at Asaba told The SUPREME that, the suspect on noticing that the Policemen were closing in on him, abandoned the said bag and escaped into a nearby river. Upon searching the bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally made short gun was recovered. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspect
Our source disclosed that, in another development, on 5/10/2022, Police operatives attached to Oghara Police station led by the Divisional crime officer (DCO) while on stop and search duty along Ibori Road, Oghara in Ethiope East LGA, intercepted one Famous Olotu age 35yrs and subjected the suspect to a search during which, one locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge was recovered from him. He was immediately taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.
The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, assures members of the public that the Command will leave no stone unturned in the fight against crime and criminality in the state.
The CP has, therefore, mandated all DPOs, and Tactical Commanders to ensure the sustenance of raids of criminal hideouts/black spots in their area of responsibility.