From Monday Ochuko – Asaba
The Delta State Police Command in its determination to rid the state of criminal elements, especially throughout the Ember months is yielding positive results. Subsequently, the operatives of the command have successfully foiled an attempted kidnapping and recovered two AK-47 rifles yesterday Sunday 17/12/2023.
The SUPREME learnt that, on the said date at 2130hours, the Command received credible information about a gang of suspected kidnappers around Okpe LGA.
Acting on the information, the Commissioner of Police Delta State Police Command, CP Wale Abass was said to have promptly directed the Commander Safer Highway to mobilize his men and deploy them around Sapele axis.
Safer Highway Patrol team promotly embarked on an intensive stop and search along Okwutaiire Community Okpe LGA, when they sighted a Toyota Camry 2.4 (REG. NO:GGE 645 FM) that matched the description given by the informant and headed towards their direction.
The driver on sighting the Police immediately manoeuvre and zoomed off. The police chased them, forcing the driver and another occupant to jump out of the moving vehicle and flee into a nearby bush, abandoning the vehicle and a 54-year-old victim.
During the search of the vehicle, two (02) AK47 riffles with thirteen (13) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered concealed inside the vehicle engine compartment and in the trunk of the car. Exhibits in police custody, and investigations have commenced as effort is being made to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.
CP Abass has reiterated that the Command is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that citizens feel safe during the festive season and beyond. He further urges the public to voluntarily report any suspicious activity within their neighborhoods to the nearest Police Station, or through the Public Relations Office or call the control room on 08036684974.
Spokesman of the Command, DSP. Bright Edafe confirmed the story.
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