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Delta Police Arrest Two Suspects Connected to Series of Church Break-ins

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The Delta State Police Command says it has arrested two suspects in connection with a notorious string of church break-ins in Delta State.

The Orerokpe Divisional Police Headquarters made the arrests following information received on 17th November 2023 regarding a break-in at the Redeem Christian Church of God, popularly known as “Dominion Mega.”

The burglars had stolen several church musical instruments during the incident.

CSP Paul Obaware, the DPO of Orerokpe Division, swiftly mobilized his team, assessed the crime scene, and devised an operational plan based on the stolen items.

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This led to an arrest on 19th November 2023 when one of the suspects, Patrick Emete, attempted to sell one of the stolen amplifiers on his Facebook page.

Detectives posed as potential buyers, apprehended Emete at Effurun Roundabout, and subsequently arrested his accomplice, Alex Uwagbafor.

Further investigation revealed that the arrested suspects, 36-year-old Patrick Emete from Ughoton Community, and 45-year-old Alex Uwagbafor from New Era Clinic Deco Road, Warri, were notorious and unrepentant thieves known for targeting churches, shops, and homes.

The police recovered a substantial amount of stolen items from the suspects, including loudspeakers, generator sets, musical instruments, televisions, home appliances, and various electronics.

The ongoing investigation also uncovered another burglary, as a clergyman reported his church being targeted.

Acting on this lead, the suspects directed the police to Eburu Street in Warri, where more stolen items were recovered, including loudspeakers, amplifiers, mixers, DJ decks, generators, and other valuable equipment.

While efforts to recover additional stolen items continue, the arrested suspects remain in custody and will face prosecution once the investigation is concluded.

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CP Abass, the Commissioner of Police for Delta State, emphasized the command’s commitment to combating crime, especially during the upcoming festive season.

CP Abass urged the public to support the police by providing credible information through the nearest police station or the office of the Police Public Relations Officer.

DSP Edafe Bright, the Police Public Relations Officer for Delta State Command, made this known in a statement containing details of the arrests and the ongoing efforts to ensure public safety in the state.

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