From Monday Othuke, Asaba
Delta State Police Commissioner CP Mohammed Ali Ari said his command has spread dragnet across the state and has arrested suspect armed robbers, drugs barons and rescued kidnappers.
He disclosed that on Sunday 20/3/2022 the DPO Ozoro Police Station received an information that at about 0230hour of same date that all, a man was kidnapped and taken away in a boot of his RX 350 car silver in colour with Reg. No. ASB 124 HK by four armed men.
The CP said, they drove towards Ughelli in Ughelli North LGA. Consequently, Dragon Patrol Teams 27, 28, 19, 20, and 16 were massively deployed to the scene. The teams went on an intelligent led operation and trailed the kidnappers to PTI junction Effurun, where the kidnappers upon noticing that the teams were closing in on them abandoned the victim and the vehicle and fled “
According to Mohammed the victim (name withheld) age 22yrs of Ozoro town was rescued unhurt and the vehicle recovered. Meanwhile manhunt is ongoing with a view to arresting the fleeing hoodlums.
In a related development, the CP said, on 19/03/2022 at Raider Operatives in compliance with his directive raided a black spot in 74 area, of Asaba during which one suspect Sajor Louis was arrested and ninety-one (91) wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one hundred and twenty four (124) wraps of loud, fifty (50) parcels of SK, some razlers and some bottles of liquid mixed with substance suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
He said also on 19/3/2022 Safe Delta patrol team stationed along Umutu/Obiaruku Abraka road, received an information that one unregistered Lifan ladies motorcycle parked in the compound of the complainant (name withheld) has been stolen by unknown persons. The team embarked on intensive stop and search and on 20/3/2022 at about 1030hrs, information was received that the suspect was sighted moving towards Umunede, he was trailed to Umunede where the suspect named: Nzubechi Emeka ‘m’, 27yrs from Egbema LGA of Imo State was arrested and upon interrogation, he confessed to the crime. The motorcycle was recovered and Investigation is ongoing.
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