Delta Police Foil Kidnap Attempt,  Arrest Suspect

The suspect with the ammunition recovered from them.
Some of the ammunition recovered from the suspect.
The motorcycle, the fleeing suspects  hurriedly abandoned and fled into bush.
Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass.
By Ovedhe Hezekiah.
Men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Delta State Command has foiled a kidnap attempt and arrested the suspected kidnapper/armed robber, recovered forty-nine (49) rounds of 7.62 AK47 ammunition and two pump action guns.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe disclosed this in a statement, which was made available to newsmen across the state.
The statement read in parts; “On the 10/05/2023 at about 2240hrs while ‘B’ Division Ughelli patrol team was on anti-crime patrol along Agbarha-Ughelli Road, they were overtaken in a suspicious manner by a Qlink motorcycle with Reg. no. SKL 554 VD with three (3) male occupants.
“They were given a hot chase, during which the three men hurriedly abandoned the motorcycle and fled into the bush, leaving behind their motorcycle and a bag. When the bag was searched, one (1) pump action gun loaded with two (2) live cartridges, forty-nine (49) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered along with the motorcycle. Investigation is ongoing, and efforts are in place to apprehend fleeing suspects.
“On 11/05/2023  at about 1102hrs while operatives of Eagle-Net were on patrol along Oreorokpe-Sapele road, they intercepted a commercial mini bus  for a routine search.  During the search, they recovered a locally made single barrel gun with five (05) live cartridges  concealed in the bag found in possession of one Diarhe Oghenemarho ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Okpara inland waterway community, Ethiope East LGA.
“The suspect was arrested and taken to the police station. During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that he belongs to the notorious Eiye confraternity cult group and that his syndicate has been terrorizing  Warri and Ughelli axis. He also confessed to be a member of an armed robbery/kidnapping gang, and his gang leader is one David Oghotomo Mathew a.k.a “cucumber”. The suspect and exhibits are in custody while  investigation is ongoing.”


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