CITIZENS COMPASS —In its fight against criminality within Delta State and its environs, Delta State Police Command has arrested six suspected and recovered some English-made pistols during series of operation in the State.
The achievement was recorded by 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 Cybercrime Squad, Crack Squad, CP monitoring and CP X-squad) led by their various commanders, and also the Divisional Police Officers of each divisions.
The Officers were directed by the CP to personally lead their men to carry out intensive stop and search duty across the State.
Bright Edafe, spokesperson for the Command, in a statement on Sunday, October 29, 2023, said 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.
” Similarly on 22/10/2023 at about 2120hours, 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.
“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 appealed 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.