By Augustine Ehikioya
Determined to make Delta State crime free, Police officials in the State have arrested a female suspect for drugging a motorcycle rider and stealing his motorcycle.
The lady, on getting to her guest house destination, was said to have offered the rider a drink already mixed with sleeping pills and hard drugs.
A statement on Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer,
Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said the Cyclist unsuspectingly gulped down the drugged drink and only woke up later to discover that his motorcycle was gone.
The statement reads “Following a report received by the Area Commander Asaba that on the 23/2/2022 at about 1430hhrs, an Okada rider (Name withheld) carried a lady named Aisha Hassan ‘f’ and one other who pretended to be passengers to Kenu Guest House located at Bonsaac.
“On getting to the hotel, the victim stated that the lady brought out drink for them to drink unknown to him that sleeping pills and suspected hard drug have been added to the drink, after drinking he slept off and to his greatest surprise, when he woke up he discovered that his red colour unregistered KC Sanya motorcycle with Engine No. 162FMJ510828953, chasis No. IPCKL11M1018611 valued Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira (N330,000.00) has been stolen by the suspects.
“The Area Commander, Asaba, ACP Nuhu Hamidu, detailed Police detectives to investigate and ensure that the said suspects are arrested.
“Consequently, the team went on an intelligence led investigation and arrested one of the suspect named Aisha Hassan. Investigation later revealed that her gang member took the motorcycle to an unknown destination,” it stated.
Investigation, the statement said, is ongoing with a view possibly to recover the said motorcycle and to arrest the fleeing suspect.
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has also urged members of the public to help with any useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect and also recover the said motorcycle.
The statement also disclosed that other operations were successfully embarked upon in efforts to crack down on drug cartels in the State.
It said “Following series of reports the Command has been receiving regarding some drug cartels in the State, and the high rate at which the youths are abusing drugs. The Commissioner of Police, Delta state Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, directed all tactical teams, DPOS and Area Commanders to embark on intelligence led raiding to curb this menace, identify all illicit drugs hideouts, arrest and ensure that those found wanting are prosecuted accordingly.
“In Compliance with the said directive, the Command Crack Squad on 09/03/2022 at about 1835hrs while acting on intelligence, raided a drug criminal hideout at Atata quarters, Ogbomro Community in Uwvie LGA during which one Solomon Okodaso ‘m’ suspected to be a drug dealer and also the Ogbomro Community Chairman was arrested.
“The following exhibit were recovered: Twelve (12) bottles of codeine, fourteen (14) sachets of tramadol, one and half (1 ) compressed sack of loud, seventy-three (73) wraps of weeds suspected to be SK, sixty-five (65) tablets of happy mood drugs, one (1) pack of Colorado, one (1) pack of Arizona, nine (9) packets of razlers, one hundred and ninety two thousand naira (N192,000.00) cash, one Samsung handset, one (1) infinix handset, one (1) ash colored Mercedes Benz c350 with reg no. KUJ 664 BH, one (1) white colored Lexus 330 vehicle with reg no. EFR 303 DC.”
The statement said investigation is still ongoing on the case but it urged members of the public with useful information to reach the command through any of the following numbers:
+234 915 557 0008
+234 915 557 0007
+234 902 907 0037
Or the command control room via +234 803 668 4974