Delta Police busts criminal hideout in Agbarho, recover AK-49 rifles 

CITIZENS COMPASS –Delta State Police Command says it has busted a criminal hideout in the Agbarho area of the State.
Items recovered Included Three AK-49 rifles, Two AK-47 rifles, 297 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

The Command says the busting which took place on Thursday, May 30, 2024, was a major achievement in the fight against crime and criminality in Agbarho.
Disclosing this to newsmen on Friday, May 31, 2024, Spokesperson for the Command, SP Edafe Bright, says, “On 30/05/2024 at about 1050hrs, the Command received an intelligence report from a concerned vigilante member in Agbarho(name withheld) on the hideout of some suspected kidnappers who have been terrorizing Ughelli, Agbarho, Warri, Sapele and environs in the bush at Uwurghelli village by the rail tracks.

“Sequel to this information, the DPO Agbarho Division CSP Josephine Ekebuike swiftly detailed and led Police operatives to the bush, cordoned off the entire area and carried out an intensive search during which sack bags were sighted hidden in the bush and upon search of the sack bags, three (3) AK-49 rifles, two (2) AK-47 Rifles, and Two Hundred and Seven (207) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered.

“The Command has launched a serious manhunt for the fleeing suspected kidnappers.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Abaniwonda Olufemi commends the DPO and men of Agbarho Police Station for their prompt response to the credible information received and he also advised members of the public to continue to trust and partner with the Police. He reiterated that police-community partnership is the best for optimal results, noting that the command is willing and ready to act promptly on credible information received to nip crime in the bud.

“The CP also warned residents to shun all forms of unlawful activities, noting that the command under his watch will not leave any stone unturned in fishing out criminal elements from wherever they are hibernating and ensuring that they are brought to justice.

“For distress, complaints or information, members of the public can reach the command on the Control room number on 08036684974 or report to the nearest Police Station.”

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