Delta Police Launches Manhunt For Criminals, Arrests 6 Armed Robbers, Recovers 6 Guns

Delta Police Launches Manhunt For Criminals, Arrests 6 Armed Robbers, Recovers 6 Guns

From Monday Ochuko – Asaba

In the determination to rid criminals operating within Delta State and its environs, during the Ember months special operation teams emplaced by Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass have been recording successes in the fight against crime and criminality.

The SUPREME learnt that, CP Abass has given a matching order during the Ember months to all commanders of tactical formations like, RRS, Raiders, CP Decoy, Eagle Net, Safer highway, Safe Delta, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber crime Squad, Crack Squad, CP monitoring and CP X-squad) also to all Divisional Police Officers ( DPO’s ), who were directed by the CP to personally lead their men to carry out intensive stop and search duty across the state.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police operations and the various Area commanders were equally directed by the CP to ensure strict supervision and monitoring of their activities. All these factors have contributed immensely to the peace the state is now enjoying.

Subsequently, on 24/10/2023 at about 2120hrs when a team led by SP Inyere Elias Chinedu were on night patrol along Asaba – Benin Expressway by Rain Oil Filing Station, they intercepted a commercial shuttle bus (REG NUMBER UNKNOWN) with four male passengers. During a search of the bus, one English Beretta pistol, one dagger, was recovered from one of the occupants identified as Ishiaku Ya’u. The suspect and exhibits are in custody, and investigation has commenced. Efforts are being intensified to track down members of his gang and recover other weapons.

Similarly on 22/10/2023 at about 2120hours, while sector ‘C’ of the ember months patrol were on stop and search duty along Asaba-Benin expressway, they intercepted a shuttle bus with two male passengers, and upon search of the passengers, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them. Suspects were arrested immediately, and they have since been charged to court.

The Command has so far arrested a total of six suspected armed robbers, some of which have been charged to court, while two English made pistols and four locally made guns have been recovered.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed the story, said, “the
Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, reitirates that it is the primary duty of the police to ensure that lives and propertt are safe at all times.”

The CP, he said, appealed to the public to play pivotal roles that will help the police carry out their duties effectively by reaching out to the police over any suspicious movements or persons in their environment through the contacts of the Command Control Room: (08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287) or the PPRO Office: (09155570007; 09155570008); or visit the nearest Police Station or the PPRO’s Office. He assures callers or any anyone with information that can assist the Police that, all information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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