By Great Maduawulechukwu
The declaration by the Commissioner of Police Delta State Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali to rid the state of criminals and criminality, has continued to yield result as Police has arrested a middle aged man who allegedly stabbed his neighbour to death in Otu-Jeremi, Ughelli South Local Government Area.
Also arrested were twenty suspected cultists/armed robbers who were fished out from a blackspot in Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State during a raid executed by Police operatives attached to the Command Raiders.
These recent feat by Delta Police Command were contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe and made available to newsmen.
DSP Edafe stated that the arrest of the man who stabbed his neighbour to death was made possible through a distress call to the Divisional Police Officer Otu-Jeremi Division, who promptly swung into action and mobilized to the scene of the crime.
According to the statement, “On 12/1/2022 at about 2100hours, The Divisional Police Officer Otu-Jeremi Division received a distress call that a man was stabbed to death at Otu-jeremi community in Ughelli South LGA. The DPO mobilized and led Police patrol teams to the scene. At the scene, the lifeless body of the man was seen in a pool of his own blood and the house deserted.”
“Investigations revealed that there was an altercation between the deceased named Twere Shipiode ‘m’ aged 29yrs and one Paul Ogilo ‘m’ age 26years. Upon an intelligence led investigation, the suspect was trailed to an uncompleted building in Otu-Jeremi where he was seen with a kitchen knife suspected to have been used in committing the crime and he was immediately arrested.”
“Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted committing the dastardly act. He further stated that a fight ensued between him and the deceased after the deceased found him in his house and that the deceased accused him of attempting to defile his daughter. He stated that during the fight, he used the kitchen knife to stab the suspect on the neck. Suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.”
The statement added that, “On 12/1/2022 at about 0248hours, Police operatives attached to the Command Raiders unit, raided a black spot at Ogarafe, Oghara in Ethiope west LGA during which twenty suspected cultists were arrested and a fabricated wooden gun, Six hundred and forty eight wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, one used female pant, various charms, one Knife, Sixteen bottles of codeine, ten packs of razlers, one Grinder used in grinding weeds and the sum of sixty-nine thousand (#69,000) were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”
The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has mandated all Area Commanders, DPOs, Tactical Commanders to sustain the existing tempo of mounting surveillance in some strategic places across the state and ensure that continuous raids of black spots were carried out within their area of responsibilities.which has led to successes recorded so far.
The CP also urged parents and guardians to caution their wards to desist from buying, selling or taking hard drugs as whoever is caught will be arrested and prosecuted.