Police raid criminal hideouts in Delta 

… recover stolen vehicles, guns 


CITIZENS COMPASS – Delta State Police Command has carried out massive raids of criminal hideouts and recovered three stolen vehicles, locally fabricated guns and other harmful objects in the state. 

This was sequel to the reoccurring criminal activities of kidnappers and armed robbers in Ughelli, Warri and other parts of the State. 

Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement over the weekend, said Commissioner of Police operations, DCP Johnson Adenola directed that massive raids be carried out in the affected areas. 

Giving details about the raids, he disclosed that, ” On 1/5/2023, operatives were drawn from the command’s operations department, SIB, Dragon Patrol, safer highway,  raiders, CP D-Coy squad, Rapid response squad (RRS) and led by the Commander Dragon patrol, CSP Graham Imade and deployed to the affected areas.

” They embarked on an intensive confidence building patrol, stop and search, and show of force while acting on credible intelligence reports. 

” The Commander led raids on some identified criminal rendezvous at Evwreni, East west road, and other  black spots all in Ughelli North LGA. 

” During the operation, 59 male suspects, 94 female suspected commercial sex workers were arrested. The following exhibits were recovered from them; three pump action guns, one locally made cut-to-size gun, one dagger, 10 live cartridges, one suspected stolen unregistered Toyota Venza, one unregistered Mercedes benz,  one Peugeot car with number plate, KJA 98 GE, nine cups of loud, codeine syrup, sachets of swinol, twenty capsules of tramadol, 31 wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp.

” The 94 commercial sex workers have been charged to court alongside some of the male suspects, while  others have been transferred to the command headquarters  for further investigation.

” The DC Operations has directed that the team sustain the tempo and ensure that sanity is completely restored in the area while calling on members of the public to make available any useful information that will help the police in the fight against crime and criminality. He reiterated that the Command is committed to its core mandate, which is protection of life and properties, among others.

‘He released the following dedicated phone numbers to the public to enable them reach the command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation:

08036684974, 08125958005 and 09053872287


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