Delta Police Arrests Woman With 175 Bullets, Another With Pistol, Bullets Hidden Among Smoke Fish, New CP Gives Marching Order To DPOs

Delta Police Arrests Woman With 175 Bullets, Another With Pistol, Bullets Hidden Among Smoke Fish, New CP Gives Marching Order To DPOs

From Monday Ochuko – Asaba

The new Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Abaniwonda Olufemi who assumed duties on Friday February 2nd 2024, as the 22nd Commissioner of Police (CP) of Delta State, has recorded remarkable achievements.

Briefing journalists in Asaba, the state capital recently, CP Olufemi disclosed that, on Saturday 17th February 2024,
operatives of Eagle-Net special Squad while on routine patrol along Asaba/Ibusa road, flagged down a commercial Sienna vehicle coming from Onitsha, during search of the vehicle and passengers, one Efe David 54years old woman of Oria Abraka Ethiope East LGA, Delta State was arrested with one hundred and seventy-five live cartridges. The suspect is in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Highlighting his achievements during the short period he assumed duty, CP Olufemi, disclosed that, on 31/01/2024, while acting on a tip-off from a distressed tricycle rider (name withheld) that three young boys hired him from Effurun Junction to Ugholo community and diverted to a lonely road, stabbed him on his head and hands then dispossessed him of his tricycle with registration number AS 8851 and cash of fourteen thousand naira. On receipt of the complaint, DPO Oreropkpe detailed a team of detectives who swung into action. Consequently, on 17/02/2024 at about 2200hrs, the team arrested one Okechukwu Gabriel aged 26 years of No. 23 Warri/Sapele road Effurun who specialized in snatching tricycles from their owners. The victim has identified the suspect as one of those who robbed him. The investigation is ongoing.

The CP added that, on 13/2/2024, while operatives of Safe Delta were on visibility patrol along Utagbunor road, at Ukwani LGA, they sighted a black Toyota Camry with registration number KUJ 282CN, carrying three occupants, upon search of the occupants and the vehicle, one locally fabricated Beretta Pistol loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from one of the occupants Chionyenedue Macdoff.
Upon further investigation, the suspect confessed that he purchased the arm from one Timothy who is resident in Kaduna.

The SUPREME learnt that, also on 12/2/2024, the CP said, one Eze Emeruwa age 28yrs was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in Abraka Ethiope East LGA. During the course of investigation, the suspect’s premises was searched and a locally made cut-to-size double barrel pistol, and seven rounds of live cartridges were recovered. Suspect also confessed to be a member of Eiye confraternity cult group. Suspect is in police custody and investigation is ongoing.

Also on 15/2/2024, Policemen attached to Eagle-Net special squad received a distress call that two young men jumped into a compound at Dublina Road, GRA, Asaba, the Police swiftly responded and moved to the scene, on sighting the policemen, the suspects fled, but one of them Isaac Victor age 31yrs was arrested and one fabricated revolver pistol was recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing.

On 18/2/2024, the DPO Bomadi division received a distress call that some suspected robbers were on rampage terrorizing his area of responsibility, attacking and dispossessing shop owners of their belongings with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. The DPO swiftly led his men alongside vigilante and embarked on aggressive patrol which led to the arrest of seven suspects.
The suspects confessed to be members of BOBOS, Greenlander, and Icelanders confraternity and the following items were recovered, four cutlasses, two daggers, and one axe. Suspects are in custody and effort to arrest other members of the gang is ongoing.

More achievements were recorded when on 09/02/2024 while working on credible intelligence, operatives of State Anti-Cult unit (SACU) arrested one Okolgbo Prince Onyeka, a 25yrs old native of Obiaruku in Ukwuani LGA, Delta State, and a known member of Arrow Bagger confraternity. Upon search, one locally cut-to-size single barrel gun with two live cartridges, and a dagger were recovered from the suspect. Investigation is ongoing.

Also on 16/2/2024, acting on credible information one Ugornna Nnanye aged 32yrs of Obinnecu Street was arrested along Mariam Babangida way. She was arrested based on information receive that she deals in controlled illicit drugs. Upon her arrest, Two Hundred and Eighty-Four bottles containing substance suspected to be codeine were recovered from her. Suspect is in custody and will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

Also, men of Dragon Patrol were conducting stop and search along Kwale – Ogwashi-Uku Expressway, and intercepted a commercial Sienna Bus conveying passengers from Ughelli to Asaba. The team subjected the passengers to a random search, during which one locally fabricated Pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from one Fedelis Akpos aged 23 years, a resident of Ewhu Community Ughelli South L.G.A. The suspect concealed the gun and cartridges inside a polythene bag containing smoked fish to serve as a decoy, but the professionally trained Policemen uncovered the exhibit despite his antics. Suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.

Similarly, on 7/2/2024 operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while conducting stop and search at Head-Bridge Asaba, flagged down a Toyota Hiace bus for a routine check. During the search, three cartons containing one hundred bottles of substance suspected to be CSC Codeine and four hundred sachets of 250mg of Tramadol, and some other suspected hard drugs were recovered from the trio of Lucky Emmanuel of Ughelli aged 40yrs, and Enunwuune Snu aged 46yrs, and Jacob Efedeye aged 32yrs. Suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

The CP warned that, he has “directed all DPOs to sustain raids of identified black spots, and drug dealers in their area of responsibility, embark on visibility patrol/stop and search duty, and ensure that crime and see criminality do not thrive in their areas. While assuring Delta residents of adequate security, I wish to use this medium to solicit for their continuous understanding, support and cooperation with the State Government and the Police authorities in the fight against crime and criminality.
Finally I wish to inform Deltans that the Command has established a complaint response Unit at the Command headquarters, and this is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police mission to have a transparent policing system in Nigeria. For any infraction with any of our personnel, kindly reach out to CRU office “

He added that, following dedicated phone numbers. 09155570008 | 09011112311 | 09064308018 | 09066575187, can also be contacted on any emergency.

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