POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS, CULTISTS IN DELTA STATE
Operatives of the Delta State Police Command on 1st June 2023, at about 1945 hours, intercepted a tricycle with two male occupants along refinery junction in Ekpan. The occupants, upon sighting the policemen, jumped from the tricycle and took to their heels. The policemen went after them, caught up with them, and arrested the two suspects. One locally made cut-to-size single barrel gun, one cut-to-size double barrel pistol, two rounds of live cartridges, were recovered from the suspects.
The information available revealed that the suspects belong to the syndicate that has been terrorizing Ekpan and its environs, especially the refinery road area.
Similarly, the operatives on 29th May 2023 at about 0600hrs, acting on a tip-off, raided a criminal Rendezvous in Sapele and Oghara. During the operation, five (5) suspects namely; Christian Mordi ‘M’ age 30yrs, Julius Onoja ‘M’ 29years, Obikoko Damian ‘M’ 33years, all members of Vikings confraternity, and Ochuko Ofoye ‘m’ 34years, Odem Hunt ‘m’ 30years who are members of Patriotic Lords initiative for Justice were arrested.
Due to the intelligence already gathered by the operatives, the house of Odemi Hunt at Oghara was thoroughly searched during which a Beretta pistol with breach number A059977 loaded with eight (8) rounds of 9mm live ammunition was recovered from the suspects.
In another development, Police operatives attached to Agbarho Police station while on surveillance patrol were on routine stop and search at Ekrarhawe community Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA, they arrested one Difference Sunday ‘m’ age 18years of opposite Ovie palace Isiokolo in Ethiope East LGA of Delta State. A locally made cut-to-size gun was recovered.
The available report revealed that the suspect is a member of Eiye confraternity, and a blue beret with a symbol of Eiye confraternity was also recovered from the suspect.