Police nab suspected armed robbers during Stop and Search in Delta 

CITIZENS COMPASS —The newly redeployed Police Commissioner in Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi, has assured residents of a peaceful, safe, and secure Delta State even as the operatives have arrested some suspects during Stop and Search.

Spokesman for the Command, Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, February 8, 2024.

The CP further warns that all forms of criminality, lawlessness, or behavior that contravenes the laws of the land will be dealt with accordingly.

While highlighting the operations, he said, “On 05/02/2024 at about 0800hours, while men of Dragon Patrol were conducting stop and search along Kwale – Ogwashi-Uku Expressway, they intercepted a commercial Sienna Bus conveying passengers from Ughelli to Asaba.

“The team subjected the passengers to a random search, during which one locally fabricated Pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from one Fedelis Akpos ‘m’ aged 23 years, a resident of Ewhu Community Ughelli South L.G.A.

“The suspect concealed the gun and cartridges inside a polythene bag containing smoked fish to serve as a decoy, but the professionally trained Policemen uncovered the exhibit despite his antics. The suspect is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

“In another development, on 7/2/2024 at about 1100 hours, operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while conducting stop and search at Head-Bridge Asaba, flagged down a Toyota Hiace bus for a routine check. During the search, three cartons containing 100 bottles of CSC Codeine 400 sachets of 250mg of Tramadol, and some other suspected hard drugs were recovered from the trio of Lucky Emmanuel ‘m’ of Ughelli aged 40yrs, and Enunwuune Snu ‘m’ aged 46yrs, and Jacob Efedeye ‘m’ aged 32yrs. The suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

“The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi psc, expressed his sincere appreciation to the officers for carrying out their duties diligently and outsmarting these suspects. He reiterates that under his watch, the command will do all it takes within the ambit of the law to ensure that a safer environment for all Deltans, residents, and non-residents is achieved.

“He further urged the law-abiding public to always report any criminal activities to the nearest police station or call the Command Control Room: (08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287). Alternatively, anonymous tip-off can be relayed via the PPRO Office: (09155570007; 09155570008) with confidence that the command will act swiftly and treat their identities with utmost confidentiality.”

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