Three staff of Alert Private Security Company, attached to PPMC/Refinery Warri in Delta state, are in police net for vandalizing Armored Cables and other electrical installations at Tank 82 in the refinery complex.
The suspects were arrested after operatives of State Intelligent Bureau (SIB), led by one Inspr. Obot Bassey in collaboration with mobile personnel attached to Warri Refinery acted on actionable intelligence.
According to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Edafe Bright, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), the suspects were identified as Saturday Idoge, Sunday Ishenive, and Philip Ngbodi.
Bright said: “ They were caught vandalizing Armored Cables and other electrical installations in the PPMC Refinery Warri at Tank 82 in the refinery complex. One ladder, industrial iron cutters, vandalized armored cables and other items were recovered from the suspects. Meanwhile, effort is ongoing to apprehend their receivers. ”
Similarly, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad have burst a syndicate that specialized in car theft, arresting one Michael Okotete, 41, of Estate Mashoro, Warri.
The PPRO said the suspect confessed to have participated in many operations with his members who are currently at large.
“ He led the operatives to one of his gang members who on sighting the Policemen ran and abandoned a Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. PTN 152 PIN, the vehicle was recovered. Meanwhile manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing, ” he said.
Also, following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, Bomadi, from a man (name withheld), a kidnap suspect have been arrested.
The Command’s Spokesperson said the complainant alleged that while he and his friends were hanging out at Vic-Mut Hotel along Oboro Road, Bomadi, he sighted seven boys armed with four locally made guns.
“ The man said to his greatest surprise the boys surrounded them and kidnapped one Joshua Okorodas, age 24, and took him in a tricycle with a plate number covered and other motorcycles.
“ The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), mobilized a patrol team that gave the kidnappers a hot chase along Tuomo Road, off Bomadi town. In the process one Mishael Itodi, 25, from Kaima/Agudama of Bayelsa State was arrested and the victim was rescued and the tricycle was recovered. Serious manhunt is on going for the fleeing members of the gang, ” Bright stated.