Defence & Security

Police arrest suspected armed robber, car snatcher in Delta, recover riffle, SUV

By Gabriel Elozino, Ababa

Men of the Nigerian Police Force, Delta state Command have arrested a suspected armed robber and car snatcher, recovering one riffle and a Toyota SUV in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe disclosed this yesterday in a press statement, pointing that the suspected car snatcher was arrested along Warri/Sapele road by its Dragon patrol team, while the robbery suspect was arrested in Ugborikoko community by operatives of the Warri Area Command.

Explaining how the suspects were arrested, Edafe noted that, “On 07/01/2022 at about 0430hrs Dragon Patrol Teams while on stop and search duty along Warri/Sapele Road intercepted one Toyota Venza with Reg. no. FKJ 420 GT, chassis number 4t3bk3bb0bu056957 and Engine number 6668351 Grey in colour driven by one Akpoyerinebele ‘m’ 33yrs of mechanic village Effurun in company of another occupant (name unknown) the other occupant immediately took to his heels and ran into the bush while the driver was arrested.

Recovered Toyota SUV

“Upon searching of the vehicle, a phone number was found inside. During the course of investigation, the owner of the vehicle was contacted through the phone number found in the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle confirmed that the vehicle was snatched at NDC road Ozoro at gun point by five man robbery gang at about 0100hrs of same date.

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“Also, on the 2/01/2022 at about 1300hrs, acting on intelligence gathered over a period of time, operatives from Area Command Warri raided Ugborikoko community. During the raid, one Randy Omovie ‘m’ was arrested and one G3 rifle with breach No. 69021340 and battle axe were recovered from him.

“One Sunny Blessing ‘m’ a suspected drug dealer was also arrested and substance suspected to be Indian hemp soaked in gin, fourteen wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine, eight bottles of codeine, ten cups of loud were recovered from him.”

A gun recovered in the process

Meanwhile the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali has commended his men for their efforts in fighting crime in the state.

He urged them to sustain the tempo in the fight against crime and criminality and ensure that they continue their raid of criminal hideouts/black spot with a view to ensuring that the battle is taken to the door steps of criminal elements, so as to nip crime in the bud.

The CP also charged members of the public to continue to support and partner with the Police by helping with useful and timely information as it relates to security in the state.

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