Aruga Joe Omokaro, Lagos
Delta State Police says it has made several breakthroughs in the last few days.
In particular the police says, it recovered 340 live ammunitions of AK47 rifle inside bag of garri.
In a statement on Saturday October 2, 2021 by spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe said on Independence Day, Policemen attached to Bomadi Divisional patrol team while on stop and search duty along Bomadi/Tuomo road intercepted a cyclist carrying one Solomon Ebe 37yrs
Ebe he said, is of Tuomo Community in Burutu LGA of Delta State carrying a bag containing Garri
According to Edafe, .the police on suspicion decided to search the suspect and the bag. Upon search, three hundred and forty (340) rounds of AK47 live ammunition hidden inside the garri were recovered. Suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing.
The spokesman added that, on September 39, 2021, the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri acting on a distressed call that a tricycle with registration No FHR 600 QF has been snatched by four armed gang at Hausa quarters and were heading towards Delta line Warri/Sapele Road Warri.
The DPO deployed Rapid response team of the Division to go after them. The team on sighting the hoodlums around Warri gave them a hot chase and in the process, one of the suspects named Efe David age 22 years jumped down from the tricycle and was arrested while the other three escaped with the tricycle. Information was quickly disseminated to other Divisions and vigilantes which fortunately led to the arrest of one of them by vigilante with the snatched tricycle while two of the robbers escaped.
The Vigilantes were over powered by irate mob who delivered instant jungle justice on the suspect.
The tricycle and cut to size double barrel gun with two live cartridges and some suspected stolen pieces of gold plated jewelries were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
Edafe said, in a related development on 29/9/2021 acting on credible information operatives attached to the Command raider squad raided Utuloho Street Ozoro, during which one English double barrel gun and twenty-six (26) live cartridges were recovered in possession of one Ejiro Efemijoghor ‘f ‘, who claimed that the gun belongs to her husband. Investigation is ongoing.
He said, the state Commissioner of Police (CP) Ari Mohammed Ali, has warned criminals in the state to repent from their criminal tendencies or relocate from the state, because he will deal decisively with them. Mohammed was said to have assured law abiding resident of the state of their maximum safety. He also urged them to give useful information on criminals to the police.
DSP. BRIGHT EDAFE,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
DELTA STATE COMMAND,