Delta State Police Command said, its Eagle patrol teams while on stop and search duty along Ughelli – Warri road in Ughelli intercepted one commercial Vinto car with Reg. No. UGH 14 ND with six occupants.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe said, two of the occupants one Kelly Ogoja age 35yrs of Adabrasa community Okpe and Joseph Samuel ‘age 26yrs of Osubi Community immediately jumped down and ran into a nearby bush.
He said, they were chased and arrested, and upon searching them, one locally made pistol was recovered from Kelly Ogoja. suspects and exhibits are in custody while the investigation is ongoing.
In another development, the police uncovered a large quantity of Indian Hemp.
DSP Bright Edafe said, on 18/10/2021 the police acting on credible intelligence, the Rapid Response team of the command, raided a black spot at Ugbuwangue a Warri suburb.
According to Edafe, during the raid, three suspects namely Abubakar Usman aged 30yrs, Ibrahim Sani’ aged 28yrs and Mohammed Bello aged 24yrs were arrested and eleven sachets of tramadol, three bottles of codeine syrup, one sachet of swinol and fifty-four wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.
He said the suspects and exhibits are in custody while investigation is ongoing.
He disclosed that also on 16/10/2021 at about 2340hrs A distress caller reported at Abraka Police Division that at about 1700hrs of same date he gave his Lexus car to his friend one Oghenero Iboyitete of Itagehene Street Abraka and that at about 2300hrs he came out of his gate only to find out that his car engine was on with the doors opened and his friend was nowhere to be found.
The DPO Abraka Division detailed operatives who went on intelligence-led investigation. The operatives on getting to the scene trailed them to a nearby bush and found a pair of slippers, two mobile phones and a t-shirt all belonging to the victim. Trailing of the culprits was intensified which forced the kidnappers to flee abandoning the victim and he was rescued unhurt. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.
Giving details of achievements of the state command, the spokesman disclosed that, on15/10/2021 about 1130 hrs patrol team attached to Oghara division arrested one Davidson Umukoro age 22 years along Ajagbodudu road in Oghara. Suspect who wore red berrett and red wristwatch confessed to be a member of Vikings confraternity. Also at about 1300hrs the duo of Awe Clever’ aged 38yrs and Iwaire Success aged 22yrs were also arrested under the palm trees close to Patos hotels in Oghara while others escaped into the bush the suspects were wearing their secret cult attire of red caps and customized t-shirt.
He said, efforts are on to arrest the fleeing members of the group.