Six Suspected Armed Robbers Nabbed In Delta

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Delta State Police Command has arrested six suspected armed robbers, who have been terrorizing people along the Asaba-Benin expressway in Oshimili south local Council of the state.

Spokesperson for the Command, DSP Edafe Bright, in a statement, on Sunday October 29th 2023, said various arms were recovered from the arrested suspects.

He also said members of the gang have confessed to their culpability in several operations while other gang members are on the trail and would be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.

According to him, the suspects include: Ishiaku Ya’u and five others while one English Beretta pistol, one dagger, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them in two separate operations.

The image maker revealed: “The recent achievement was recorded on 24/10/2023 at about 2120hrs when a team led by SP Inyere Elias Chinedu were on night patrol along Asaba-Benin Expressway by Rain Oil Filing Station, they intercepted a commercial shuttle bus (REG NUMBER UNKNOWN) with four male passengers.

“During a search of the bus, one English Beretta pistol, one dagger, was recovered from one of the occupants identified as Ishiaku Ya’u.

“The suspect and exhibits are in custody, and investigation has commenced.

“Efforts are being intensified to track down members of his gang and recover other weapons”.

The PPRO disclosed that “similarly on 22/10/2023, while sector ‘C’ of the ember months patrol were on stop and search duty along Asaba-Benin expressway, they intercepted a shuttle bus with two male passengers, and upon search of the passengers, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them.

“Suspects were arrested immediately, and they have since been charged to court.

“Reflecting on the determination to capture criminals operating within Delta State and environs, the Ember Months Special Operation Team emplaced by Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass psc, have been recording successes in the fight against crime and criminality especially in the metropolis.

“The Ember months special operations team comprises of all tactical formations (RRS, Raiders,  CP- Decoy, Eagle net, Safer highway, Safe Delta, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber crime Squad, Crack Squad, CP monitoring and CP X-squad)  led by their various commanders, and also the DPO’s of each divisions who were directed by the CP to personally lead their men to carry out intensive stop and search duty across the State.

“The Assistant Commissioner of Police operations and the various Area commanders were equally directed by the CP to ensure strict supervision and monitoring of their activities.

“All these factors have contributed immensely to the Peace the State is enjoying.

“The Command has so far arrested a total of six suspected armed robbers, some of which have been charged to court, while two English made pistols and four locally made guns have been recovered.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, reitirates that it is the primary duty of the police to ensure that lives and properties are safe at all times.

“He appeals to the public to play pivotal roles that will help the police carry out their duties effectively by  reaching out to the police over any suspicious movements or persons in their environment through the contacts of the Command Control Room: (08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287) or the PPRO Office: (09155570007; 09155570008); or visit the nearest Police Station or the PPRO’s Office.

He assures callers or any anyone with information that can assist the Police all information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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