From Monday Ochuko – Asaba
In another development, Edafe said, on 31/10/2022, an indigene of Mbiri community reported that on 20/10/2022, three armed hoodlums attempted to rob him of his Lifan motorcycle, along Mbiri road, Umunede.
Edafe added that, on the strength of this complaint, detectives attached to Agbor Area Command who were detailed to investigate, arrested one of the suspects one Isiaku Mohammed A.K.A Soldier age 21yrs, and on 9/11/2022, the suspect led detectives to their hideout in Umunede where two other suspects were arrested and one AK47 rifle, and fifty-nine rounds of 7.62mm ammunition buried in the ground were recovered. The manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.
The spokesman also disclosed that, the Command received credible intelligence about a syndicate that specializes in manufacturing locally made guns, and other arms. It was on this premise that the Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Mohammed Ari, detailed the state Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) to carry out an intensive raid in the said area. Accordingly, the team raided the hideout in Emuhu community, Ika North-East LGA, during which, forty-two locally made single barrel guns, six double barrel guns, three pump action guns, two filing machines, a tool box containing fabricated materials and working tools were recovered. The suspected ring leader, one Friday Ojei and nine others all from Agba Quarters Emuhu were arrested.
Following the murder of a lady named Peace surname unknown, suspected to be a commercial sex worker, who was killed by one Emmanuel, and the room set ablaze by the suspect. Operatives of ‘A’ Division Asaba and Anti-kidnapping section embarked on an intelligence-led investigation, during which the victim’s phone that was stolen by the suspect was recovered from the receiver who bought from the murder suspect. The suspect also masterminded his own kidnapped and has so far extorted the sum of four million naira (#4,000,000) from his father. The suspect Emmanuel Ujedibe age 22yrs has been arrested. During interrogation, the suspect claimed that the victim stole his iPhone 11 pro max and that’s why he killed her. Investigation is ongoing.
: On 2/11/2020, the DPO Ozoro received a distress call that on same date, the house of one Oghogho Olori aged 42years was visited by her younger brother who has not heard from her for some time, but he discovered that the door to the apartment was locked from outside which an offensive odour was emitting from the apartment. The DPO swiftly mobilized men who broke into the apartment and discovered that the victim has been murdered and the husband was nowhere to be found. The Command embarked on a manhunt for the husband who was suspected to have committed the offense. Consequently, on 3/11/2022, the husband of the victim reported himself at the Police station and confessed to the crime stating that he murdered her over a disagreement. The investigation is ongoing.
On the 6/11/2022 at about 2100hrs, Dragon Patrol teams 15/13 while on stop-and-search duty along warri-sapele road by Ibada-Elume in Sapele LGA, Intercepted one lexus RX 330 SUV with reg no. KWC 81 HH, Chasis no. JTIHF31U400010242 For a search. The driver who was the lone occupant of the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and fled into a nearby bush in a bid to escape, but was chased and arrested. During investigation, suspect was identified as Idowu James ‘m’ 28yrs of No. 25 Kareem Oyeladi Street mangoro Agege Lagos State. Upon search of the car, documents bearing the name of the owner (name withheld) of the vehicle were recovered. A call was put across to the phone number found in the document, one man (name withheld) answered and informed the police that the vehicle was snatched at gun point from his son (name withheld) on the 4/11/2022 at about 1900hrs around Ebrumede Area during which he was shot and currently receiving treatment. Suspect is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.
In a bid to get rid of the syndicate that uses Tricycle to rob passengers of their valuables, phones, hack into their accounts and withdraw their money. I directed the Command’s D-Coy Squad to investigate and ensure that this syndicate are arrested and brought to book. In Compliance with my directive, the team embarked on an intelligence-led investigation, stormed their hideout behind point hotel Iyiagu Estate in Anambra State, and arrested one Ikechukwu Ayigbe ‘m’ age 26yrs, who is the gang’s bank account hacker, Tobi James ‘m’ age 30yrs, who buys the stolen phones and waybill them to Lagos, and seven (7) other suspects with over sixty sim cards recovered. The investigation is ongoing.
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