From Monday Ochuko – Asaba
Delta State police command says, on 12/11/2023 at about 0500hrs, operatives of Agbor Area Command while acting on credible intelligence, stormed Kelubia Street Agbor-Obi where they apprehended four suspects: Ogbolu Peter, Justice Nmor, Precious Odilu, Queen Mba , all of Agbor Community, and aged 35, 28, 26, and 27 years respectively.
Preliminary investigation led to the search of their premises during which two ocally made cut-to-size guns, one AK-47 magazine loaded with five rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, three rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition, two live cartridges, two Vikings secret cult berets, and ten wraps of weed suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the story, said, the suspects and exhibits are in police custody, while investigation has commenced as efforts are being made to arrest other members of the criminal gang.
Edafe said, in aanother development, members of Crack Squad received information about a cult activity at Ogwashi-Uku, Ubulu-Uku Road. Upon arrival, the members of Crack Squad cordoned off the premises and arrested one Chigozie John aged 36 years, and recovered one locally made cut-to-size gun with one live cartridge. The suspect admitted being a member of Aro Bagger Confraternity.
Meanwhile, further investigation is in progress, as efforts are being made to arrest other cult members operating within the state.
Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass embraced the successes achieved as well as the tenacity of the operatives in the execution of their duties. He further called on the assistance of the public in the speedy eradication of firearms and ammunition, stating that the opportunity given by the Inspector General of noPolice, IGP Kayode Egbetokun Ph.D., NPM for persons in possession of firearms to return to the nearest police station is still open, noting that criminal activities will not be tolerated in the state. Also, a resounding warning was issued to residents particularly the youths in the State to shun cultism and other related vices, stating that the Command will not relent in identifying, arresting, and bringing them to justice.
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