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By Onomiguren Agbamu
The Delta State Division of the Nigeria Police command has arrested four-armed robbery suspects,recovers thirty rounds of 7.62 AK47 ammunition, two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of live cartridges.
Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, said it is pertinent for all officers to carry out their duties diligently, while stressing that only result-oriented officers will retain their offices.
Upon assumption of duty in the command, his operational strategies are already yielding results.
He said On 09/05/2023 at about 2000hrs, the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri, CSP T.Y Mahmud led the divisional anti-crime patrol team out on visibility and confidence building patrol, to curtail the activities of kidnappers and armed robbers in Warri and its environs.
He added that during the patrol, the team intercepted a tricycle along Eagle roundabout by Ugunu bridge, conveying three occupants and subjected them to a search, during the search, thirty (30) rounds of 7.62 AK47 live ammunition were recovered from two of the passengers namely; Eddy Aboyowa (m) age 37years, and Akpani Isaiah (m) age 35years, both of Eyiejuku street off Deco road, Warri. Suspects are in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.
In an earlier development, the command’s Decoy squad received an intelligence report on a syndicate that supplies cartridges to kidnappers, armed robbers, and cultists.
The operatives led by the commander Decoy squad, ASP Julius Robinson, embarked on a sting operation, at about 0940hrs on 8th May 2023, and arrested one Chinedu Enenmo ‘m’ 37yrs of Akere Ogidi, Ogbaru LGA Anambra state at their hideout in one of the popular hotel in Asaba,
Where they hibernate and carry out their nefarious activities, and recovered two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of live cartridges from the suspect.
During the investigation, the suspect gave useful information about his accomplice and led the operatives to Fegge area of Onitsha in Anambra State where one Donatus Ndukan ‘m’ 34yrs of Urom community in Awka-North LGA of Anambra State whom he described as his boss in the business was also arrested. Both suspects are in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.
While commending the team for their efforts, also admonished them not to relent as more is expected of them.
He assures Deltans and residents in the state of his resolute in the fight against crime and criminality while calling for cooperation from members of the public, especially during stop and search, that though it may inconvenience road users, it is generally for the collective good of the people and the State.
He admonished them to help the police to police them by monitoring their environments and reporting any suspicious individuals or movement within their areas.
The following dedicated phone lines are available for 24 hours to the public as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation.
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