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Delta State Police Command has unveiled some of its notable achievements in crime and criminality fighting since Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass took over the mantle of leadership.
According to the statement signed and dispatched to News Planet International by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe,the exploits recorded by the command recently are as follows;
1. DEATH OF A SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER/RESCUE OF A KIDNAP VICTIM: On 29/7/2023, while police patrol team attached to Ebrumede Police station were on stop and search duty at Fupre junction Effurun, they flagged down a Lexus car for their routine stop and search. The occupants of the vehicle immediately jumped down from the vehicle with one of them bearing a double barrel gun and tried to escape, some of the policemen gave them a hot chase during which the suspect bearing the firearm was neutralized while others escaped. On a closer look at the vehicle, a kidnapped victim was seen blindfolded, he was rescued and taken to the Police station. The victim stated that on same date along Jakpa road, Effurun, Uvwie LGA, the suspected kidnappers hit his vehicle with a tricycle, and in an attempt to confront them, they brought out the gun and forced him into his own vehicle. Effort on is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.
2. ARREST OF A NOTOROIUS ARMED ROBBERS/KIDNAPPERS, RECOVERY OF TWO DOUBLE BARREL GUN AND CARTRIDGES: On the 28/07/2023 at about 2030hrs, acting on credible intelligence gathered on a criminal gang, the DPO Owvian Aladja Division led surveillance team to the a scrap yard in Ekpan and arrested one Ojokor Jeffrey ‘m’ 22yrs of Ughelli who is the gang leader of the criminal gang terrorizing Warri–Sapelle Road. Further interrogation of the suspect led to the arrest of his gang members namely, Musa Amadu ‘m’ 27yrs, Abu Mohammed ‘m’ 30yrs, Mohammed Saidu ‘m’ 23yrs, Anas Idris ‘m’ 20yrs, Abubakra Muktar ‘m’ 23yrs and Kamilu Alasa ‘m’ 21yrs. Two locally made double barrel guns and Eleven (11) live cartridges were recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing.
3. RECOVERY OF A TOYOTA HILUX STOLEN FROM ONDO STATE/ARREST OF SUSPECTS: On 30/7/2023, at about the Command received a distress call from Ondo State and that it is suspected that the vehicle was already in Delta State, armed with relevant information, the CP immediately detailed the CP-Decoy squad to embark on an intelligence led investigation. The team embarked on a technical intelligence led investigation, trailed the car to Patani, and the DPO Patani was contacted who in turn alerted police patrol team stationed on the Patani expressway and at about 2030hours of same date, the vehicle was sighted and flagged down by the policemen. The vehicle with reg no. OD 231 A10 was recovered and two suspects namely, Tochukwu Nnamani ‘m’ age 22yrs from Rivers state and Chukwuma Unue ‘m’ age 38yrs from Rivers State were arrested. The suspects claimed that the vehicle was handed to them by one Efe in Ughelli for them to deliver to one Chief Ojukwu at Mbaima town in River State. Preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle belong to Ondo State Government but attached to Ministry of Lands and Infrastructure and the vehicle was removed from where parked at Owo town in Ondo state. Case will be transferred to Ondo State Police Command.
4. RECOVERY OF A G-3 RIFLE, ONE SMG RIFLE, FOUR ENGLISH PUMP ACTION GUNS, TWO LOCALLY MADE GUNS AND TWO LOCALLY FABRICATED PISTOLS: Following the deployment of a new DPO to Ekpan division with a firm directive from the CP Delta State, CP Wale Abass to flush out criminals in Ekpan and environs, the DPO has a stakeholders meetings with residents where he warned that crime will not be tolerated in the Area and advised those in possession of firearm to respects themselves and surrender their weapons. Some residents in Ekpan yielded to this advise and dropped their arms at a conspicuous place in the Community, and the DPO alerted. The DPO swiftly mobilized his men and recovered the various arms listed above. Effort is still on to sanitize Ekpan community and environs completely.