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Delta Police Neutralize Suspected Armed Robbers, Kidnapper, Arrest Notorious Cultist

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Delta Commissioner of Police CP Abaniwonda Olufemi has reiterated the command’s commitment to combat crimes in the State.

SP Edafe Bright Delta Police Command Spokesperson disclosed this in a statement.

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He said on Wednesday 3rd Aprill 2024, at about 0945hrs, in response to a distress call from a resident of Isah Community Ogwashi Uku that hoodlums bearing guns were shooting sporadically in the community forest, the Commander Safe Delta deployed police operatives to the area.

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He added that the team upon arrival was engaged in a fierce gun duel by the hoodlums, during the gun duel, one of the suspects sustained bullet injuries and a locally made double barrel cut-to-size gun, and three live cartridges were recovered from the scene, the wounded suspect was taken to Federal Medical Centre Asaba for medical attention but confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

According to the SP Bright Four (4) other suspects were arrested at the scene, those arrested include Abua Prosper, Nduka Ashiedu, Abua Monday, and Ogor Okocha all from Isah Ogwashi Uku community.

“The arrested suspects and the recovered exhibit are currently in our custody preliminary investigation ongoing.”

In the same vein, the PPRO also said that on 1st April, 2024 at about 0900hrs, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while on routine patrol along Asaba/Benin Express Way encountered a group of about six unknown gunmen all armed with guns and other dangerous weapons.

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“On sighting the operatives the suspects in a bid to escape had an encounter with operatives, during the gun duel, two of the suspected robbers were arrested with serious gunshot injuries.

“They were immediately taken to the hospital where they were confirmed dead, while other suspects escaped.

“One locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun loaded with two live cartridges and a battle axe was recovered. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects.

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He added that in another incident, on 4th April, 2024 at about 1700hrs on credible intelligence gathering on inter confraternity clash between different cultist groups ongoing in Ogwashi-Uku and its environs, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi directed that the operatives of Raiders Squad work meticulously on the gathered intelligence, and bring the adequate result to that effect.

He pointed out that upon the strength of the stern directive of the CP, the operatives raided one hotel in Issele – Azagba; and during the raid, one 29-year-old male suspect, Joseph Jonathan, a native of Ika North-East was arrested.

“Immediately, a search was conducted, and the following were recovered: one (01) Locally Made Cut Size Double Barrels and Three (03) live cartridges; one (01) black bag where the locally made cut-to-size pistol was concealed; and one (01) charm designed coweries.

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“During interrogation, he confessed to being a member of Eiye Confraternity. Exhibits and suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing as efforts are on top gear to arrest other members of the gangs.” SP Edafe Bright stated.

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