Cultists,Robbery Suspects In Police Net ,As Delta Command Recovers Cache Of Arms

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Following the arrest of suspected Cultists, armed robbers and recovery of three locally made cut to size guns, one AK-47 magazine, five rounds of 7.62 ammunition and substances suspected to be Indian hemp, the Delta State Police Commissioner,CP Wale Abass, has assured Deltans that the Command under his watch would continue to raid criminal spaces, black spots in the state, and would work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of all residents during the festive season and beyond.

According to the statement signed and dispatched to News Planet International by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, it reads:

“On 12/11/2023 at about 0500hrs, operatives of Agbor Area Command while acting on credible intelligence, stormed Kelubia Street Agbor-Obi where they apprehended four suspects: Ogbolu Peter ‘m’, Justice Nmor ‘m’, Precious Odilu ‘m’, Queen Mba ‘f’, all of Agbor Community, and aged 35, 28, 26, and 27 years respectively. 

“Preliminary investigation led to the search of their premises during which two (2) locally made cut-to-size guns, one AK-47 magazine loaded with five (5) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, three (3) rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition, two (2) live cartridges, two (2) Vikings secret cult berets, and ten (10) wraps of weed suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered. Suspects and exhibits are in custody, and investigation has commenced as efforts are being made to arrest other members of the criminal gang.

“In another development, members of Crack Squad received information about a cult activity at Ogwashi-Uku, Ubulu-Uku Road. Upon arrival, the members of Crack Squad cordoned off the premises and arrested one Chigozie John ‘m’ aged 36 years, and recovered one locally made cut-to-size gun with one live cartridge. 

The suspect admitted being a member of Aro Bagger  Confraternity. Meanwhile, further investigation is in process, as efforts are being made to arrest other cult members operating within the state.

“CP Wale Abass embraced the successes achieved as well as the tenacity of the operatives in the execution of their duties. 

He further called on the assistance of the public in the speedy eradication of firearms and ammunition, stating that the opportunity given by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun Ph.D., NPM for persons in possession of firearms to return to the nearest police station is still open, noting that criminal activities will not be tolerated in the state. Also, a resounding warning was issued to residents particularly the youths in the State to shun cultism and other related vices, stating that the Command will not relent in identifying, arresting, and bringing them to justice”.

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