35-year-old Bandit Apprehended With Gun In Delta Community


A 35-year-old Famous Olotu has been nabbed by operatives of the Nigerian Police Force, attached to Oghara police station, Delta State Command for illegally possessing a locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge.

Olotu, was arrested along Ibori Road, Oghara, Ethiope east local government area of the state during a stop and search led by the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), who intercepted Olotu and subjected him to a search.

The suspect is presently cooling off in custody while investigation to unravel the purpose he was conveying firearm.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright in a statement he made available to journalists in Asaba on Monday October 10th 2022.

Hear him: “on 5/10/2022, Police operatives attached to Oghara Police station led by the Divisional crime officer (DCO) while on stop and search duty along Ibori Road, Oghara in Ethiope East LGA, intercepted one Famous Olotu ‘m’ age 35yrs and subjected the suspect to a search during which, one locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge was recovered from him.

“Suspect was immediately taken into custody and investigation is ongoing.

Similar, a male passenger carrying a small bag in a mini-bus has escaped abandoning his bag with one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally made short gun.

According to the image maker, “On 9/10/2022, Operatives of the Command Eagle-Net Special Squad while on Aberdeen patrol in Warri, sighted a male passenger carrying a mini bag who on sighting the Police, alighted from a mini bus and fled with the bag.

“His action was suspicious hence the operative went after him. The suspect on noticing that the Policemen were closing up on him, abandoned the said bag and escaped into a nearby river.

“Upon searching the bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally made short gun were recovered”, saying that efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspect.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, has assured members of the public that the Command would leave no stone unturned in the fight against crime and criminality in the State.

“To this end, the CP has mandated all DPOS, and Tactical Commanders to ensure sustenance of raids of criminal hideouts/black spots in their area of responsibilities” the police spokesman, added.


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