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Delta police arrest suspected robbers, recover guns

The Delta Police Command has arrested suspected armed robbers and recovered guns.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Asaba, the state capital.

He said, “On November 5, 2022, an indigene of Orerokpe (name withheld) reported four hoodlums armed with a gun who attacked and dispossessed them of one Iphone Xr, one Iphone 6s, one Tecno spark 2, one Iphone Max, Camon 19 and Uba ATM card at gunpoint.

“On receipt of this information, the DPO Orerokpe mobilized and led the patrol team to the scene. The hoodlums took to their heels on sighting the Police but the team succeeded in arresting one of the suspects named Desmond Ejinyere ‘m’ 18yrs while others escaped into the bush.

“One locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and two live cartridges were recovered. While combing the bush, another member of the gang one Joshua Emoefe ‘m’ 20yrs of Abraka Street Orerokpe was also arrested. Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”

In another development, a 28-year-old man who snatched an SUV vehicle in Lagos was arrested in Delta.

According to Edafe, on November 6, Dragon Patrol teams while on stop-and-search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Ibada-Elume in Sapele LGA, intercepted one lexus RX 330 SUV with reg no. KWC 81 HH, Chasis no. JTIHF31U400010242

He said the driver who was the lone occupant of the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and fled into a nearby bush in a bid to escape.

The police said, “He was given a hot chase by the operatives and was arrested. During investigation, suspect was identified as Idowu James ‘m’ 28yrs of No. 25 Kareem Oyeladi Street Mangoro Agege Lagos State.

“When the car was searched, documents bearing the name of one Victor Olori were recovered.

“When phone call was put across to the phone number found in the document, one man (name withheld) answered and informed the police that the vehicle was snatched at gun point from his son (name withheld) on the 4/11/2022 at about 1900hrs around Ebrumede Area during which he was shot and currently receiving treatment.”

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