Delta State Police Command in the last two weeks has sustained the raiding of suspected criminals hideouts.
The efforts of the command has paid off as it has rescued four kidnapped victim, arrested kidnap suspects ,drug dealers and recovered dangerous weapons .
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, in a Statement while giving a breakdown of success recorded by the command, said:”On April 19, at about 3:32am,DPO Oghara Division, CSP Jimoh Hassan, got a distress call that Mr. Solomon Otomierewo,of Ibori road, Oghara, and his girlfriend , Rukewe Urhiephroune,were kidnapped while returning to their house by four armed men who blocked his unregister Mercedes GLK car and took them to the bush, along koko road. On the receipt of the information ,the DPO swiftly mobilized patrol teams, vigilantes and anti cult presonell to the bush where information has it that the kidnappers took the victims to.
“The kidnappers on sighting the headlights of the police patrol vehicles, ran to different directions and abandoned the victims. The police were able to rescue the victims unhurt. Meanwhile the victims’ Mercedes Benz GLK through technical intelligence was later traced to Oviore, near isiokolo in Ethiope East LGA where with the assistance of the Army, two of the suspected kidnappers; Oghenetewhe and Gift have been arrested and the vehicle recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing and manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is on top gear.
“Similarly, On the previous day, sequel to a tip off that some hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers were operating along Ogor-Ivwreni Road. The DPO, ‘A’ Division, Ughelli ,mobilized and led patrol teams to the scene. They rescued two victims,Ovwenu Augustine and Victor Orogunu , who sustained gunshot injuries on his right leg;the police rushed them to the hospital for treatment. The exhibits recovered from the scene are: one corolla ash colour with number plate: GBJ 73 FD Delta, one Hyundai black in colour , number ,WWR 180 PR and one Benz 200E white in colour with number plate ,CL 193 ABJ . Investigation is ongoing, and members of the public are urged not to keep quiet when there is any suspicious movement in their area, as timely information to the police can lead to the arrest of these hoodlums.
“On April 15,at about 4:40 am , based on intelligence gathered, the DPO ‘A’ division Warri, CSP T.Y. Mahmud, Mobilized Quick Response Team and stormed a black spot opposite Army check point Adisa, where Samaila Abubakar ,20, and Haashimu Aiki ,16,were arrested with the following exhibits: 80 wraps of skunk, 28 pieces of Tramadol, six tablet of Cwion, 15 packs of Tygra 200mg, 12 packs of blue Vega, 41 of red Vega, one pack of Rislar. Both suspects has been giving vital information that will lead to the arrest of various illicit drug dealers in the area.
“Similarly on April 16, based on another tip off, Police men from ‘A’ division warri arrested , Onyeka Henry of Dore street Warri. On interrogation the suspect allegedly confessed that he used to be a drug baron, but recently, Police have been after illicit drug dealer, he knew it was time to call it quit, and ever since then he vowed to turn a new leaf. Investigation is still ongoing.
“On April 17, information revealed that a group of suspected cultists were seen gathering within Pessu Community. In a determined effort to ensure that the directive of the commissioner of police Delta state CP Ari Muhammed Ali on the eradication of cultists in the State is complied with, CSP Mahmud mobilized the A Division Warri Quick Response Team and stormed the community. Upon sighting the Police,the suspected cultists hurriedly dispersed. Five of the suspects were identified as members belonging to Pessu community and with the assistance of the youth chairman and security head, search was conducted in the Area, one Locally Made Double Barrel Pistol with a live Cartridge was recovered. Two of the rival cult leaders, Godswill Oghmienor, 25,and Okonedo Moses , 22, both of Aye cult group were later arrested. Other exhibit recovered included their information minutes shit, Aiye confraternity wrist bangles, suspect has volunteered reliable information that will lead to the arrest of other fleeing cult members.
“The CP Ali, in his effort to bring crime to minimum level in the state has mandated DPOS to embark on continuous raiding of criminal hideouts in a bid to nip crime in the bud and ensure that Deltans sleep with their two eyes closed. Intensive stop and search, Intelligence gathering, and cultivation of informant are vital in this regards. He also urged members of the public to continue to support the command like they have been doing by giving useful information to the police”.