By Augustine Ehikioya
Police in Delta State have arrested some armed robbery suspects and cultists.
They recovered locally made guns, cartridges, motorcycle and stolen vehicle.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe disclosed this in a statement sent on Tuesday to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
He said “On the 9/9/2021 at about 1710hrs, Personnel of Abraka Police Divisional patrol team while on stop and search duty along Agbara Road, Abraka intercepted an unregistered Daylong motorcycle ridden by one Bala Abdul ‘m’ age 21yrs old carrying one Joseph Tejiri. When searched, one locally made cut-to-size single barrel gun loaded with one (1) live cartridge was recovered from the passenger Joseph Tejri ‘m’ 24yrs old of Buowa Street, Abraka.
“Search warrant was further executed in his house and premises, where additional live cartridge was recovered.
“Similarly, along Ugbedi Road, Abraka the same team in concerted effort with vigilante men arrested one Franklyn Awana ‘m’ age 20yrs, of Okpogoro, Abraka with small locally made pistol and fourteen (14) rounds of live cartridges.
The latest suspects, the statement said, confessed to belonging to Eiye secret cult confraternity and admitted that the guns were handed over to them by their senior cult members, one Efe Awana ‘m’, Sylvester Ovie ‘m’, Efeta and others at large. Investigation is ongoing.
On 12/9/2021 at about 0910hrs, Divisional Anti-Crime patrol team of ‘A’ Division, Warri while on patrol along SIDO Street by Iyara recovered an abandoned vehicle, Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AH 229 AGD green in colour,” he said.
The statement urged the owner of the said vehicle to contact the Delta State Command, Police Public Relations Office, or visit ‘A’ Division, Warri with relevant document to proof ownership.