Operatives of Delta state police command on 24/05/2023 at about 0215hrs, acting on credible intelligence about a suspect who hibernates somewhere in Warri but is a member of a dreaded kidnap syndicate, stormed the criminal hideout in Uvwie LGA of Delta State, where the suspect named Cyril Efe (male) 25yrs was arrested.

One (1) English Berretta pistol and fifteen (15) rounds of 7.62mm AK-47 ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

Similarly, on 24/5/2023, the Command's Decoy squad led by the commander ASP Julius Robinson embarked on a covert operation. This operation was set equal to a previous complaint lodged by a victim of "one chance" robbery (name withheld) who was robbed by this syndicate on 16/5/2023 at about 1900hours, along Benin-Asaba expressway close to Asaba airport, carting away her handbag and other valuables.

The operatives armed with technically derived information on the suspects trailed and arrested one Ananias Omachefu Akoji (male) aged 31yrs of Kogi state but resident at Okwe, Asaba.

The suspect led the operatives to Abraka market where the leader of the gang named Chinedu Sunday (male) aged 33yrs, in whose possession the victim's card was recovered, and he was also arrested.

The suspect confessed to the crime and took the operatives to their hideout where the properties of the victim and other suspected stolen items were recovered. Further investigation led to the arrest of two other suspects who usually buy some of these stolen items from them.

On 24/5/2023 at about 1000hours, operatives attached to Orerokpe Division, while on intensive stop and search/visibility patrol along Jeddo road, intercepted one Tuji Oyeniwe (male) aged 38yrs, of small town street Jeddo community with a suspicious-looking bag.

The suspect was subjected to a search during which weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and other hard drugs in large quantities were found in his possession and packaged in mini rubber cups for sale.

The suspect was promptly arrested and taken into custody. The information available also revealed that he is suspected to be a notorious drug peddler in Okpe and its environs.


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