Police arrest Eiye Confraternity member 

...As suspected armed robber dies in gun duel


CITIZENS COMPASS – Delta State Police Command has arrested one Christian Bugwa, a member of Supreme Eiye Confraternity at Nsukwa area of the State.

The 28-year-old suspect was arrested on Tuesday, June 17, 2024, at about 2100hrs by operatives of the command’s Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) who were deployed to Nsukwa.

Spokesperson for the Command, Edafe Bright, who narrated the incident to journalists on Friday, June 21, 2024, said,

 “Acting on credible information received from a concerned resident on the activities of suspected cultists in Nsukwa, on 17/06/2024 at about 2100hrs, operatives of the command’s Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) were deployed to Nsukwa where one Christian Bugwa ‘m’ 28yrs of Nsukwa village Delta State was arrested, and  one Cut to Size Locally Made Single Barrel Gun, one Live Cartridge were recovered from him. “Suspect stated that he is a member of Supreme Eiye Confraternity. Effort to arrest his other gang members is ongoing.”

Similarly, a suspected armed robber has died while engaging Police in gun duel in the State.

As gathered, his colleagues thereafter took to their heels on noticing that they have been overpowered.

The incident occurred at about 2347hrs of Thursday, June 20, 2024 around Ogor Communities axis of Ughelli North LGA of Delta State.

The operation was led by ASP Julius Robison on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi who acted on credible information.

The spokesperson said,  “Acting on Credible Intelligence related to incessant cases of armed robbery / kidnapping along Adjekota – Ogor Communities axis of Ughelli North LGA of Delta State, at about 2347hrs of 20/06/2024, ASP Julius Robison and team on CPS’s special assignment in a sting operation stormed a criminal hideout along Ughelli – Patani  road by an abandoned filling station, the hoodlums on sighting the Police opened fire on the team which was given a superior response by the police, in the ensuing gun duel, one of the hoodlums sustained serious gun shot injuries while others escaped. 

“The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.  Two  Baretta pistol and five (5) rounds of live Ammunition were recovered, manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.

He said the Command in a separate operation stormed a criminal hideout in Sapele and effected the arrest of four suspects. “Acting on available intelligence, on 19/06/2024 at about 1530hrs, the special operatives deployed by CP Abaniwonda Olufemi to Ughelli led by ASP Julius Robinson stormed a criminal hideout in Sapele and effected the arrest of four suspects namely; Amechi Ichiagu “m” 25yrs of Ozalla Town in Nkanu West LGA Enugu State, Akpomiemie Larry ‘M” 32yrs of Jesse Community in Ethiope West LGA Delta State, Bright Ovie ‘m’ 36yrs of Ugbomaja Community in Ethiope West LGA Delta State, Ese Ogodo “m” 35yrs of Okpe community and recovered a locally made cut-to-size gun. 

“Preliminary investigation revealed that apart from their involvements in cult related activities, they are suspected to be involved in house to house armed robbery. Investigation is ongoing.”

CP Olufemi Abaniwonda again reiterated the importance of partnering with the Police in the fight against crime and criminality. He noted that policing and security is everybody business, hence the need to provide useful, timely and credible information to the police cannot be over emphasize. 

He also urged youth to shun all form of cult related activities, and crime as the command is able and willing to tackle and reduce crime to the barest minimum in the state.


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