Men of the Delta State Police Command have recovered several firearms from some arrested suspects in parts of the State.
According to Edafe Bright, the State Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), the suspects were arrested based on intelligence reports.
The Police spokesperson said one of the suspects, Udensi David, was arrested after the Divisional Police Officer, Issele-Uku Division received a distress call from an indigene of Udumuje-Ugboko, that David was in possession of firearm.
” Immediately a patrol team was deployed to the scene, one Udensi David of Udumuje-Ugboko was arrested and a double barrel gun with a live cartridge was recovered from him. Case is under investigation, ” he said.
Similarly, the PPRO revealed that one Chukwuemeka Onyeogbeyesoi of Agbor-Obi was arrested at Ikem Hotel by a team from Agbor Police Divisional patrol team and local vigilante, with one locally made short gun, two cartridges and one expanded cartridge recovered.
Speaking on the other arrests, he said: ” Safe Delta patrol teams 017 and 081 during a stop and search along General Hospital road by Owa-Alero intercepted one Festus Onuelue, alias Supper. On interrogation and search, one cut to size locally made pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from him.
“ There has been reports of stealing of mobile phones by hoodlums in Asaba and other parts of the State. The Commissioner of Police (CP) Delta State, Ari Muhammed Ali, directed that Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) must do all they can and ensure that the syndicate are brought to book.
“ In compliance with the CP’s directive, a syndicate of three young men who specializes in using commercial motorcycle and tricycle to snatch mobile phones from their victims were intercepted by men of ‘A’ Division Asaba, After snatching one Techno Camon 15 phone valued N63, 000 from one Adedeji Samuel Adeyomi, along Nnebisi Road Asaba.
” On sighting the Police, they jumped from the motorcycle and tried to escape, Obi Ebie, aged 16, was arrested while others escaped. Effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.
“ Furthermore, a case of missing tricycle was reported by one Olinya Ernest. He complained that he woke up in the morning to discover that his tricycle had been removed from where it was parked. The DPO ‘A’ division Asaba, CSP Fasugba Temitope, immediatly directed Men of ‘A’ Division Asaba to move into action.
“ Investigation started immediately, as a result, two suspects, Kosiso Chukwu and Nwete Sunday were arrested and the said tricycle with Reg. No.BBG 848 QV was recovered from them in Anambra state.”
Bright said all cases are under investigations.