By Kelvin Ohoror
Men of the Sapele Police Division in Delta State have arrested Liyo Okiri, a member of a two-man armed robbery gang in Sapele.
The DPO, CSP Harrison Nwabusi, on Tuesday, received a distressed call that a two-man armed robbery gang was operating at No.6 Power Close, Okirigbaga in Sapele. Acting on the information, he detailed and led police patrol teams to the scene.
The team upon arrival cordoned the area and laid ambush that led to the arrest of Okiri.
One locally made pistol, two live cartridges and one expended cartridge were recovered.
Also a kidnapped victim (name withheld) on Monday, escaped from the custody of his abductors in Owhorode Udu in Udu Local Government Area, Delta State.
Unknown armed hoodlums were said to have carried out the abduction on the 12th of January, 2022, at about 10.30 p.m in front of the victim’s house and took him to an unknown destination along with his vehicle.
According to a statement by the police spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, the said victim escaped at about 10 p.m. on Monday and contacted the Divisional Police Officer(DPO), Otu-Jeremi Division.
“The DPO, Ovwian-Aladja Division was immediately contacted by the DPO Otu-Jeremi Division and on receipt of this information, he swiftly mobilised and led police operatives to the scene.”
The hoodlums on sighting the police escaped. Upon searching their hideout, one cut to size locally made gun, one Beretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition, one handcuff, six assorted phones, nineteen sim cards, one UBA ATM card, one wristwatch, one jackknife and cash sum of thirty five thousand naira (N35, 000) were recovered.
Manhunt for the suspects are on going.