We ‘ll Intensify Raid On Criminal Hidouts In Delta -CP

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CP Ari Mohammed Ali

….Rescues Kidnapped Vitim, Arrest Drug Barron In Asaba

By Great Maduawulechukwu

The Commissioner of Police (CP) Delta State Command, Ari Muhammed Ali,  has appreciated the efforts of Nigerians particularly Deltans for their continuous support to the Police in the fight against criminal elements in the state and promised to continue to deliver in order to have a crime free State.

He said the Command under his leadership
will leave no stone unturned in the fight against crime and criminality in the State, as he assured that continuous raid of criminal hideouts and black spots will be sustained.

This is contained in a press released dated 3rd April, 2022, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Command,  Asaba,  DSP Bright Edafe and made available to newsmen.

The released titled, “DELTA STATE POLICE RESCUES KIDNAPPED VICTIM AND ARREST SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER, ARREST OF SUSPECTED CULTISTS, DRUG BARON AND RECOVERY OF ILLICIT DRUGS,” enumerated recent breakthroughs by the police in the state.

According  to the release,  “1/04/2022 at about 0430hrs, a distressed call was received from an anonymous caller in Igbide community, Oleh that some hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers numbering about five (5) operating in a blue color Toyota Camry suspected to be conveying an abducted victim was spotted heading towards an isolated bush path in Igbide.”

“Consequently, the DPO Oleh Division SP Paul Obaware swiftly mobilized and led a combined team of Police/vigilante’s in search of the vehicle with a view to rescuing the victim and arresting the hoodlums. The
hoodlums upon noticing that the Police were closing up on them attempted to relocate the victim but were met with a stiff resistance
from the Police.”

“One of the suspects named James Michael ‘m’ a.k.a Biggy aged 29yrs that has been on the Command’s wanted list was arrested while others escaped. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is among the syndicate that kidnapped a woman (name withheld) early this year in Oleh and also part of the syndicate that
attacked policemen in Idu roundabout about two months ago.”

” The Victim (name withheld) who was rescued unhurt stated that he was kidnapped at Otor-Ohwe community on 29/03/2022 at about 1522hrs.  Victim has been reunited with his family while manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”

The release also stated that on 31/3/2022 at about 1145hrs the Command raider’s operatives raided suspected cultists hideouts in Udu/Otu-Jeremi of Udu and Ughelli South Local Government Areas, adding that during the raid, ten (10) suspected cultists were
arrested and one hundred and one (101) wraps of SK, four (4) packs of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and 10mg of substances suspected to be cocaine were recovered from the suspects.

“Similarly, on 1/4/2022 at about 0825hours, Raider’s operatives while acting on credible
information raided Ogbe-Ogonogo market area and glory land both in Asaba, Oshimili South LGA and arrested a suspected drug baron named Amadu Musa ‘m’ age 55yrs and four other male suspects.”

“During the raid, four hundred and thirty-six (436) wraps of weeds suspected to be
Indian hemp, thirty (30) packets of tramadol and some other illicit drugs were recovered. investigation is ongoing.”

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