Police Arrest Six, Recover Stolen Car, Others In Delta

Delta State Police Command has said that it arrested over four suspects in connection to various crimes and recovered some items including a Toyota Venza.

The Toyota Venza was said to have been snatched at NDC road, Ozoro by a five man robbery gang on Friday January 07, 2022.

Other items recovered were hard drugs, cocaine, India hemp and G3 rifle with number 69021340, battle axe and so on.

The arrested suspects were illegal drugs dealers, armed robbery suspects, driver of a snatched vehicle amongst others.

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Reacting, the state commissioner of police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali commended his men for their steadfastness, and urged them to make the state unsafe for criminals.

The commissioner also advised the members of the public to collaborate with the police by giving useful information to facilitate policing.

In a statement signed by the Delta State Police Command spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, the dragon patrol teams on ‘stop and search’ duty had on January 07 2022 arrested a driver (Akpoyerinebele ‘m’ 33 years old) of a snatched Toyota Venza along Warri/Sapale road.

The two occupants of the said vehicle with the registration number FKJ 420 GT, Chassis number 4t3bb0bu56957 and Engine number 666351 took to their heels as the police intercepted it.


The statement reads: “1.On 07/01/2022 at about 0430hrs Dragon Patrol Teams while on stop and search duty along Warri/Sapele Road intercepted one Toyota Venza with Reg. no. FKJ 420 GT, chassis number 4t3bk3bb0bu056957 and Engine number 6668351 Grey in colour driven by one Akpoyerinebele ‘m’ 33yrs of mechanic village Effurun in company of another occupant (name unknown) the other occupant immediately took to his heels and ran into the bush while the driver was arrested.

“Upon searching of the vehicle, a phone number was found inside. During the course of investigation, the owner of the vehicle was contacted through the phone number found in the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle confirmed that the vehicle was snatchedd at NDC road Ozoro at gun point by five man robbery gang at about 0100hrs of same date. Manhunt for the other fleeing suspect is ongoing.

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“2.On the 05/01/2022 at about 1530hrs, the Command Crack Squad while acting on intelligence gathered, raided a suspected criminal hideout along Jakpa Road, Warri and in the process arrested two suspects namely, Felix Aroh ‘m’ age 43yrs and Erumu Ogodo ‘m’ age 20yrs. The following exhibits were recovered from them; Three (3) containers of Loud, eight (8) wraps of Kolorado hard drugs, four (4) packets of rolling paper, one hundred and forty three (143) wraps of substance suspected to be Indian hemp and some sachets of tramadol.

“The team also raided another criminal hideout in Agbor metropolis and arrested Musa Abdullahi ‘m’ age 25 and Gift Ahemte ‘f’ age 53yrs and recovered 8kg of Indian hemp, volume 5 and swinol drugs. Similarly, on 7/1/2021, Crack surveillance team raided a criminal hideout in Issele-Asagba where one Blessing Nwabuokei ‘f’ age 32yrs was arrested and 12kg of weed suspected to be Indian hemp and some quantity of cocaine were recovered from her. Investigation is ongoing.

“3.On the 2/1/2022 at about 1300hrs, Acting on intelligence gathered over a period of time, operatives from Area Command Warri raided Ugborikoko community. During the raid, one Randy Omovie ‘m’ was arrested and one G3 rifle with breach No. 69021340 and battle axe was recovered from him. One Sunny Blessing ‘m’ a suspected drug dealer was also arrested and a substance suspected to be Indian hemp soaked in gin, fourteen wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine, eight bottles of codeine, ten cups of loud were recovered from him. The investigation is ongoing.

“The Command can be contacted through the PPRO’s Office via the following numbers
+234 915 557 0008
+234 915 557 0007
+234 902 907 0037
Or the Command Control Room via +234 803 668 4974,” Edafe said.

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