Recovers Locally made Pistols , Live Ammunition, Cartridges
▪Rescues Kidnap Victim
The Delta State Police Command has recorded major breakthroughs in the fight against domestic and organised crimes in the state in recent time.
According to a Press Release issued on Monday March 22nd 2021, the Rapid Response Squad operatives while on patrol around Bonsaac area of Asaba on Saturday March 20, 2021 sighted two young men in a suspicious manner. The RRS Team swung into action and gave them a hot chase but upon sighting the swift reaction of the Police officers, they look to their heels. At the end, the galantry disposition of the RRS officers paid off as one Akpotha Ogheneyole Ernest, “Male’ 28yrs, a resident of Jahbuze Bonsaac Asaba was arrested. Upon interrogation, he confessed being a member of Buccaneers confraternity Cult Group. While the Police officers were carrying out a thorough search of his Apartment and premises, some Buccaneers Regalia with its insignia were recovered.
In the same vein, a combined Team of Policemen of Oghara Division and Nigerian Army nabbed a Serial Rapist, Ovie Michael, 35 year-old who disguised as a commercial motorcycle rider. He specializes in picking up young Girls at night as Passengers, change route and heads towards a nearby bush. He robs his passengers of their belongings and thereafter forcefully have unlawful carnal knowledge of them.
Some of the items recovered from the suspect were Nine(9) Mobile handsets of different makes including that of his last victim who reported her encounter with the Notorious Serials Rapist to the police. Also retrieved from
from him was an i-phone valued at four hundred thousand (N400,000), Nine (9) female Hand bags, Two (2) pair of eye Glasses, five (5) Phone chargers, Two (2) ATM cards and thirteen (13).
In its determine to rid the state of drug peddling and substance abuse, on Sunday 21 March, 2021, after several months of surveillance,
the Divisional Police Officer of ‘A’ Division, Warri mobilized a Team of Policemen and stormed a black spot within Open Heaven Hotel premises by the swimming pool, Iffiekporo community, One Lucky Afejuku ‘Male’ was arrested with forty seven (47) wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp, ten (10) Pieces of Skunk weeds popularly known as SK in transparent Plastic containers and five(5) Bottles of codeine Syrup of 100 milligrams each. The Suspect confessed to the crime upon interrogation.
The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives while on patrol along Hard Rock Hotel Achala Ibusa spotted three suspected young men. The police team flagged them, on sighting the police, they took to their heels and ran into the nearby bush. They were chased but escaped and threw away a small-size. Bag in their possession, when a search was conducted, a locally-mass revolver pistol loaded with four (4) 7.62mm live ammunition and another locally made pistol with five (5) live cartridges were also recovered, According to the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, A manhunt for the fleeing suspect has commenced.
A group of Vigilante members led by one Kess Opia made a report at the Unity Police Division that one of their members, Monday Mila, ‘Male ’ was kidnapped by suspected Herdsmen along his farm road in Umutu Town. The Divisional Police Officer of Umutu Division, CSP Patience Ugbe immediately mobilized a combined Team of Policemen, Vigilantes and some Youths in the community that are familiar with the Terrain to embark on a ‘search and rescue operation’. Following an intensive combing of the bush suspected to be the hideout of the Herdsmen, the Kidnappers abandoned the victim and fled. The Victim was immediately rescued by the Policemen. He was later reunited with his family members.
The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Bright
however stated that Investigations into all the cases are ongoing.