Posted by Timige, On 30 Oct, 2023 | Updated On 30 Oct, 2023 No Comments »
Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested six suspected armed robbers, some of whom have already been charged to court.
Two English-made pistols and four locally made guns were also recovered from the hoodlums.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said in a signed statement that on October 24, 2023 at about 2120hrs, a night patrol team led by SP Inyere Elias Chinedu, along Asaba-Benin Expressway by Rain Oil Filing Station, intercepted a commercial shuttle bus (REG NUMBER UNKNOWN) with four male passengers.
During a search of the bus, one English Beretta pistol and one dagger were recovered from one of the occupants identified as Ishiaku Ya’u.
The PPRO affirmed that the suspect and exhibits are presently in custody, and investigation had commenced.
The statement added that efforts were being intensified to track down members of the gang and recover other weapons.
Similarly, on October 22, 2023, at about 2120hours, while Sector ‘C’ of the Ember months patrol was on a stop and search duty along Asaba-Benin Expressway, they intercepted a shuttle bus with two male passengers, and upon a search of the passengers, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them.
The police spokesman said the suspects were arrested immediately, and have since been charged to court.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, while reflecting on the determination of the state command to capture criminals operating within the state and environs expressed delight that the recently emplaced Ember Months Special Operation Team had been recording successes in the fight against crime and criminality, especially in the metropolis.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the Ember Months Special Operations Team comprises all tactical formations notably the RRS, Raiders, CP-Decoy, Eagle net, Safer Highway, Safe Delta, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, Crack Squad, CP Monitoring and CP X-Squad, led by their various commanders, and also the Divisional Police Officers of each division, who were directed by the CP to personally lead their men to carry out intensive stop and search duty across the state.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police operations and the various Area Commanders were equally directed by the CP to ensure strict supervision and monitoring of their activities.
The CP clarified that all these factors had contributed immensely to the peace the state was enjoying, just as he appealed to the public to play pivotal roles that would help the police carry out their duties effectively by reaching out to them over any suspicious movements or persons in their environment through the contacts of the Command Control Room -08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287 or the PPRO Office – 09155570007, 09155570008 or visit the nearest Police Station or the PPRO’s Office.
The CP assured callers or anyone with information that could assist the police that all information would be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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