By Ovedhe Hezekiah.
Men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Delta State Command, under the watch of CP Wale Abass, has recorded another major achievement in the fight against crime and criminality, as the Police arrested a suspected female ammunition dealer, recovered one hundred rounds of 7.62 AK47, one suspected stolen vehicle.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe disclosed this in a statement, which he made available to newsmen, positing that; “The remarkable feats are due to the proactive approach to crime fighting adopted by the command in Warri, Ughelli, and Sapele and areas, as part of measures put in the place to ensure that the state is peaceful and crime free.”
The statement reads in parts; “On 18/05/2023, at about 1857hrs, acting on an actionable intelligence gathered about a woman who deals on illegal sales of AK47 ammunition, operatives of the Crack Squad raided her premises located close to Effurun Roundabout, Warri, during the raid, the suspect named Queen Uwagbogu ‘f’ 34yrs was arrested, and one hundred (100) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
“On the 18/05/2023 at about 0745hrs, operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS), while conducting stop and search at Oworigbala community along Okpara-Oworh road Ughelli, flagged down a Lexus RS 350 black in colour with Reg. No. RBC 811 CY, the driver suspiciously offered the operatives money, which they rejected. The driver immediately zoomed off, noticing that the RRS operatives were hot on his trail and closing in on him, he quickly abandoned the vehicle and escaped into a nearby bush. The vehicle was recovered, a battle axe, and two (2) Iphones were also recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
“On 18/05/2023 at about 2100hrs, while operatives of Sapele Division anti crime patrol were on stop and search duty at Amukpe roundabout Sapele, they intercepted an unregistered motocycle with three occupants, the suspects on sighting the police, abandoned the motorcycle, their bags and ran into the bush. When the bag was searched, two (2) cut-to-size locally made double barrel guns, seven (7) rounds of 7.62 Ak47 live ammunition, eleven (11) live cartridges, and other items were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”