Police arrest syndicate who specialise in stealing phones from tricycle passengers in Delta 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Police in Delta State have arrested a syndicate who specialises in stealing phones from tricycle passengers in Asaba, Delta State. 

Spokesman, Delta State Police Command, SP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 28, 2024, said the arrest was made on Monday, March 25, 2024. 

#On 25/03/2024 at about 1850hrs one Ezeugwu Akanso ‘m’ reported at ‘A’ division in Asaba that on the same date at about 1700hrs he boarded a commercial tricycle with Reg no. GWK 758 VC with Delta State code no. 12335B at Konwea Plaza Nnebisi Road Asaba to Okpanam Road Asaba and the commercial tricycle rider before he alighted. 

“He further stated that upon noticing that his phone had been stolen, he raised an alarm which necessitated sympathizers yo join him and chase the suspects and were apprehended, the suspects one Collins Akpinoba ‘m’ age 27yrs conspired with one David Paulson ‘m’ age 38yrs were immediately handed over to the Police. “Preliminary investigation revealed that both suspects specialize in robbing unsuspecting passengers and some of their victims have identified them. Investigation is ongoing.

“In another development, on 27/03/2024 at about 1800hrs Anti-Crime patrol team Agbor division while on stop and search intercepted one John Chikwuji ‘m’ aged 25yrs a native of Ekuku-Agbor going from Agbor to Ekuku-Agbor community, when the suspect was subjected to a search, one Beretta pistol was recovered. Investigation is ongoing.

“CP Abaniwonda Olufemi reiterates that fighting criminals is the primary goal of the Command. He warns all criminals to refrain from illegal activities, and if they fail to do so, they will face the full might of the law. He further assures that the command is making every effort to address the severe social challenges and detrimental impacts of violent crimes.”



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