From Monday Othuje – Asaba
Delta State police command says, on Saturday 26/8/2023,, a police patrol team attached to ‘C’ division Asaba the stare capital, in a combined effort with vigilantes on patrol around second Niger bridge sighted a young man carrying a sack bag,. The suspect on sighting the police, took to his heals, leaving behind the sack bag. When the bag was searched, one AK-47 rifle was recovered. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspect .
In an earlier development, on 20/8/2023, operatives of the Command De-coy Squad acting on credible intelligence gathered on the activities of one Godfrey Tietie, a notorious cultist who had been terrorizing Oghara and its environs, the operatives stormed his premises in a covert operation and arrested the said Godfrey Tietie a.k.a “Don Baby” of Oghara Town in Ethiope West LGA of Delta State. The 40-year-old male suspect was arrested at Ogorode Road by Texaco in Sapele,and upon search, a locally made revolver pistol was recovered from him. Investigation revealed that the suspect is a member of Aiye confraternity. He is also suspected to be a gun runner who supplied guns to cultists in Sapele, Oghara, and environs. Investigation is ongoing.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe in a statement to The SUPREME disclosed that, also on
24/8/2023, operatives of the Command’s Raiders Squad led by DSP Akanya Agboga stormed a criminal hideout along Isa-Ogwashi-Uku Aniocha South LGA, where some suspected cultists were holding their initiation ceremony.
The suspects on sighting the police took to their heels in different directions and escaped The police searched the premises abd, one locally fabricated Berretta pistol, and four rounds of live ammunition were recovered.
Edafe said, in another development, on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, based on credible intelligence gathered over the activities of some criminal elements operating within Warri, Udu, Koko and proximate environs, the DPO Ekpan Division, CSP Aliyu Shaba, led the Surveillance Team and trailed the hoodlums to their hideout located at Aladja Grammar School in Aladja Town Udu Local Government. However, upon sighting the police, the hoodlums took to their heels; a search was conducted immediately around the uncompleted building and a sack bag was found. Upon searching the sack bag, the following items were recovered: one AK47 Rifle, one magazine loaded with seven rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one English pump action gun with three live cartridges, and two cut-to-size Double Barrel Gun. Efforts are on top gear to identify and arrest the said hoodlums. In a similar occurrence, on the 20th of August, 2023 at approximately 1509hrs, the DPO Ekpan received a phone call from one Alhaji (name withheld) of Warri Sapele Road. It was revealed that some group of persons were sighted suspiciously within the yard. However, the civilian security/operatives in the yard flashed their torchlight on the suspected criminals who immediately fled and abandoned a sack. Upon close look into the sack, two locally made single barrel guns, all detachable with 18 live cartridges. The DPO detailed the men of the division to the scene, where firearms and ammunition were recovered and registered as exhibits. Efforts are on to trace and identify the hoodlums who are still at large.
The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass urges members of the public particularly parents and guardians to pay close attention to their children and wards, and discourage them from engaging in cultism and other vices. Crime, he said, “does not pay and the command will do all it takes to ensure that crime does not thrive in the state.”
The CP also appealed to members of the public to help the police with any useful, timely, and credible information that will help the command eradicate crime in the state.
For advert placement, media coverage or public relations consultancy, SMS 08057641919