Police arrest two suspected armed robbers over alleged robbery in Delta

… recover illicit drugs


CITIZENS COMPASS –Police in Delta State have arrested two suspected armed robbers allegedly responsible for house-to-house robbery operations in Asaba, the capital of Delta State.

Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi, had strategically deployed all Tactical Teams to various nipping points in Asaba, Okpanam, Ibusa, and other parts of the metro which facilitated the arrest.

According to the spokesman, Delta State Police Command, Bright Edafe, in a statement on Thursday, May 23, 2024, “On 20/05/2024  at about 02:00 hrs, the Area Command Asaba received complaints that some suspected armed robbers who robbed three houses the night before were sighted around Coka in Asaba, the Area command swiftly deployed operatives who went all out for the suspects and arrested one Ozuluonye Okonkwo age 21 yrs.

“Upon interrogation of the suspect, he stated that he and his gang were responsible for the robbery operation around Coka and its environs. His confession led to the arrest of one Anukwu Joseph, while the gang leader who is also the gun supplier is presently at large. The suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Arrest of a suspected kidnapper
“Acting on technically generated intelligence on the activities of some suspected kidnappers in Aniocha north LGA, the command deployed operatives led by the Area Commander Asaba ACP Sunday Oladipo, who stormed the hideout and arrested one Ebube Osakwe age 32 yrs. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and his gang members (at large) carried out a kidnapping in Egu-Agbor and took their victims to  Akoko Edo area in Edo state where they usually collect ransom before releasing their victims.

“Further investigation also revealed that in their last operation, they collected the sum of two million, five hundred thousand (N2.500,000) from their victims. Efforts to arrest the other members of the gang are ongoing.
Arrest of suspected illicit drug dealer

“On 22/5/2024 at about 1700hrs, operatives of Dragon Patrol teams 25 and 31 while on stop and search duty along Kwale/Ogwashi-Uku Express road intercepted a white color Toyota Hiace  Bus with  Reg no. FST 210 XD  driven by one David Ikama ‘m’ age 62yrs of 28 old Ekete road Ovwian –Aladja conveying passengers from Onitsha to Warri. In their normal proactive way of policing, they subjected the passengers to a search during which some bags loaded with suspected illicit drugs namely one thousand, two hundred and sixty-six bottles of codeine syrup, six hundred and four tablets of tramadol, fifty-four tablets of Swinol, Ninety sachets of Rohypnol were recovered.

“The suspect David Ikama was arrested and taken into custody while the investigation is ongoing.

“The commissioner of Police Delta State CP Abaniwonda Olufemi has directed that all Tactical commanders and DPOS deploy all available resources to checkmate the activities of armed robbers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the state or risk being removed.

He further reiterates that residents in the State under his watch must with their two eyes closed. Members of the public are advised to reach out to the Command in cases of distress through any of the following dedicated control room numbers;
08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287

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