Delta State Police Rescue’s Eleven Kidnapped Victims, Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects, Recovers Locally Made Gun And Suspected Stolen Vehicle
The Commissioner of Police Delta State Command CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, PSC(+) has directed all officers and men of the command to be on red alert and to ensure that their Area of responsibility is well policed, ensure that criminally minded persons are chased out of the state. Patrol teams have been deployed to the highways with a view to seeing that Travelers travel without fear, and to ensure safety on the highways. The Cp also appreciates the efforts of officers and men of the Command in their effort in the fight against crimes and criminality in the state. He also thanked The state government and members of the public for their support in tackling the security challenges in the state. The Command is not relenting and below are some of the achievement of the command in the past three days.
1.On 15/11/21 at about 0700hrs, information got to the DPO Ekpan Police Station that a young man (name withheld) of refinery road Ekpan was being robbed by a gang of two suspected armed robbers. The incidence occurred on same date while the victim and his younger brother were going to work. The DPO Ekpan quickly detailed operatives to the area. The team on getting to the scene engaged the robbers in a gun duel along NPA express way by Niger Cat Ekpan, one of the robbers escaped while the other suspect named Ovie Maxwell 25 years old of Ekpan community was arrested and one locally made gun with two live cartridges were recovered from him. Manhunt for the fleeing suspect is ongoing.
2.On the 14/11/2021 at about 1936hrs, acting on information received that hoodlums numbering about five (5) on army camouflage uniform armed with AK 47 rifles came out of the bush at Idu roundabout along Ozoro/ Ughelli expressway opened fire on one Toyota Seinna with Reg. No. SMK 185 FU conveying passengers from Ozoro to Ughelli. The hoodlums abducted eleven (11) passengers. The DPO Oleh Division SP Paul Oboware mobilized and led a combined team of Police patrol teams, vigilante and hunters to the scene. They condoned off and combed the surrounding bushes relentlessly which made the area uncomfortable for the hoodlums. Consequently, the suspected Kidnappers abandoned the eleven (11) victims and fled. The Eleven kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt and the vehicle recovered. Effort is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing hoodlums.
3.On 14/11/2021 a complainant who went to wash his vehicle at a car wash around conoil filling station Effurun said that after washing his car, him and his brother while waiting for someone saw a group of four armed men who pounced on them, forced them into the vehicle and sped off. He further stated that, the hoodlums later put them in the boot of the vehicle. On getting to a hold-up, they managed to open the boot and escaped. Information got to the DPO Ebrumede Division SP Bolarinwa Alabi who immediately detailed and led operatives and went after them. In a combined effort with men of Ekpan Police station, they trailed the hoodlums to jakpa road. The hoodlums on noticing that the police was trailing them, abandoned the vehicle in the busy area of Jakpa and fled into the crowd. In order not to hurt innocent citizens, the team could not engage them, but the Lexus car ES 350 gold colour with Reg. No. Abuja-YAB 262 KC was recovered. Effort is on top gear with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects.
DSP. EDAFE BRIGHT,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
DELTA STATE COMMAND,