Defence & Security

Police nabs suspected armed robbers, drug dealers in Delta

By Paul Michael

Police in Delta State have two suspects for armed robbing and recovered locally made double barrel.

The suspects, Eze Paul and Henry Dukkwu, were arrested by operatives on visibility patrol along Issele-Azagba/Ogwashi-Uku road on Monday.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement sent to The Trumpet, said the operatives acted on credible intelligence.

“On the 5/09/2022 at about 1125hrs, operatives attached to Eagle-Net Special Squad while on visibility patrol along Issele-Azagba/Ogwashi-Uku road, acting on credible information intercepted a tricycle (Keke) with Delta State Commercial colour Reg. No. AWK 941 QC and tag No. DT/CT/10550B driven by one Anthony Onyekaba ‘m’ of No. 223 Asei Quarters Azagba Ogwashi-Uku with four occupants.

“After a thorough search, one Eze Paul ‘m’ 27yrs of Okofia and Henry Dukkwu of Ugbetiti ‘m’ 28yrs both of Issele-Azagba in Aniocha North LGA were arrested with one (1) locally made double barrel Pistol with two live cartridges concealed in a bag, one (1) techno phone, one (1) Infinix phone, one (1) OPPO phone, one (1) APPO phone, and the cash sum of (N5,750) were recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing,” Edafe stated.

In a similar development, one Conference Nyerhovwo, who was said to be on a revenge mission, was arrested with a gun by officers attached to the Warri Area Command.

According to Edafe, the suspect alleged that his elder brother, Ovie Nyerhovwo was murdered by members of a cult group, hence, his revenge mission.

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“On 1/9/2022, patrol team attached to Warri Area Command intercepted a suspicious looking boy later identified as Conference Nyerhovwo ‘m’ aged 20yrs of Jesse town in Ethiope West LGA, Delta State, carrying a bag.

“The Policemen subjected the suspect and the bag to a search, upon searching the said bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel short gun and four rounds of live cartridges were recovered from the bag. He was arrested and taken to the Area Command.

“Investigations later revealed that the suspect was on a revenge mission, claiming that some suspected cultists murdered his elder brother named Ovie Nyerhovwo, he further stated that he contacted his friend who lives in Ghana to tell him where he hid his gun.

“He was on his way to carry out the act, when the Police intercepted him and recovered the gun. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

Meanwhile, operatives also raided a black spot at Owa-Oyibo in Oka North East LGA of the state, leading to the arrest of two suspects, Mrs Ogala Juliet and Ifeadi Macaulay.

“In another development, on the 01/09/2022 at about 2130hrs, operatives attached to Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) raided a black spot at Owa-Oyibo in Ika North East LGA.

“The raid carried out by the operatives led to the arrest of two drug dealers, one Mrs. Ogala Juliet ‘f’ 42yrs and one Ifeadi Macaulay ‘m’ 26yrs.

“The following exhibits were recovered from them, two (2) bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, twenty (20) cans of liquid substances suspected to be ‘monkey tail’. Investigation is ongoing,” Edafe added.

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