From Monday Ochuko – Asaba
Delta State police command said its efforts to curb criminalities in the state is yielding tremendous results
In a statement by its spokesman DSP Bright Edafe on Monday 30th January and made available to The SUPREME, it said, on 26/01/2023, the DPO Ovwian Aladja received an information that two members of a dreaded armed robbery/kidnapping gang were sighted in a club in Udu LGA. The DPO CSP Aliyu Shaba swiftly mobilized and led police operatives, and stormed the club where one of the suspects was arrested.
He immediately confessed of being a member of an armed robbery/kidnapping gang He then led the operatives to their hideout in Udu where the police operatives were engaged in a serious gun duel by his gang members. During the gun duel, one of the suspects was neutralized by the operatives. The suspect arrested at the club was fatally wounded in the cross fire while other members of the gang escaped.
One AK47 rifle and twenty-seven (27) rounds of 7.62 ammunition were recovered.
The injured suspect gave up the ghost before he could get to a hospital. Manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.
Similarly, operatives of Raiders Squad deployed to Oghara on the directives of the Commissioner of Police (CP,) on 29/01/2023 raided a suspected cultists hideout at the back of Oghara Grammer school and recovered one AK47 rifle, one double barrel gun and cartridges.
In a related development, sequel to incessant complaints received by the Command on activities of hoodlums who break into people’s houses and steal their generators, the CP issued a marching order to DPOs especially within the Asaba metropolis to fish out the perpetrators or risk being removed as a DPO.
Acting on this directives, the DPO GRA gathered intelligence that led to the arrest of one Titus Sunday aged 49yrs in Port Harcourt l, Rivers State
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to be part of the syndicate that specializes in stealing generators within the Asaba metropolis, and he led operatives to Awka, Anambra State where one 220KVA generator stolen along Mariam Babangida Way Asaba was recovered.
The suspect on 29/01/2023 also led operatives to their hideout in Asaba, and seven other suspected stolen sound-proof generators were also recovered.
Manhunt for the other members is ongoing.
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