• Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

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BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
DELTA STATE COMMAND, CP ARI MOHAMMED ALI, FCIA, psc+,
ON THE ACHIEVEMENTS MADE BY DELTA STATE COMMAND
ON 11/11/2022

PRESS BRIEFING

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, I welcome you all to today’s press briefing where I will be showcasing some of the Command’s recent achievements.

  1. ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS/RECOVERY OF AK47 RIFLE AND FIFTY-NINE ROUNDS OF 7.63MM AMMUNITION: On 31/10/2022, at about 1700hours, an indigene of Mbiri community reported that on 20/10/2022, three armed hoodlums attempted to rob himof his Lifan motorcycle, along Mbiri road, Umunede. On the strength of this complaint, on 5/11/2022, detectives attached to Agbor Area Command who were detailed to investigate, arrested one of the suspects Isiaku Mohammed A.K.A Soldier ‘m’ age 21yrs, and on 9/11/2022, the suspect led detectives to to their hideout in Umunede where two other suspects were arrested and one AK47 rifle, and fifty-nine rounds on 7.62mm ammunition buried in the ground were recovered.
  2. Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.
  3. ARREST OF SUSPECTED GUNRUNNERS/RECOVERY OF FORTY-TWO LOCALLY MADE SINGLE BARREL GUNS, SIX DOUBLE BARREL GUNS, AND THREE PUMP ACTION GUNS: The Command received credible intelligence about a syndicate who specializes in manufacturing locally made guns, and other arms. It was on this premise that I detailed the State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) to carry out intensive raid in the said area.
  4. The team raided the hideout in Emuhu community, Ika North-East LGA, during which, forty-two (42) locally made single barrel guns, six (6) double barrel guns, three (3) pump action guns, two (2) filing machines, a tool box containing fabricated materials and working tools were recovered. The suspected ring leader, one Friday Ojei ‘m’ and nine (9) others all from Agba Quarters Emuhu were arrested, exhibit in custody and investigation is ongoing.
  5. ARREST OF A SUSPECTED SELF KIDNAPPER/ MURDER/ARSON SUSPECT: Following the murder of a lady named Peace surname unknown, suspected to be a commercial sex worker, who was killed by one Emmanuel, and the room set ablaze by the suspect. Operatives of ‘A’ Division Asaba and Anti-kidnapping section embarked on an intelligence led investigation, during which the victim’s phone that was stolen by the suspect was recovered from the receiver who bought from the murder suspect.
  6. The suspect also masterminded his own kidnapped and has so far extorted the sum of four million naira (#4,000,000) from his father. The suspect Emmanuel Ujedibe ‘m’ age 22yrs has been arrested.
  7. During interrogation, suspect claimed that the victim stole his iphone 11 pro max and that’s why he killed her. Investigation is ongoing.
  8. ARREST OF A SUSPECT WHO MURDERED HIS WIFE: On 2/11/2020, the DPO Ozoro received a distress call that on same date, the house of one Oghogho Olori ‘f’ aged 42years was visited by her younger brother who has not heard from her for some time, but he discovered that the door to the apartment was locked from outside which an offensive odour was emitting from the apartment.
  9. The DPO swiftly mobilized men who broke into the apartment and discovered that the victim has been murdered and the husband was nowhere to be found. The Command embarked on manhunt of the husband who was suspected to have committed the offense. Consequently, on 3/11/2022, the husband of the victim reported himself at the Police station and confessed to the crime stating that he murdered her over a disagreement. Investigation is ongoing.
  10. ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER/RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLE: On the 6/11/2022 at about 2100hrs, Dragon Patrol teams 15/13 while on stop-and-search duty along warri-sapele road by Ibada-Elume in Sapele LGA, Intercepted one lexus RX 330 SUV with reg no. KWC 81 HH, Chasis no. JTIHF31U400010242 For a search.

  1. The driver who was the lone occupant of the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and fled into a nearby bush in a bid to escape, but was chased and arrested. During investigation, suspect was identified as Idowu James ‘m’ 28yrs of No. 25 Kareem Oyeladi Street mangoro Agege Lagos State. Upon search of the car, documents bearing the name of the owner (name withheld) of the vehicle were recovered.
  2. A call was put across to the phone number found in the document, one man (name withheld) answered and informed the police that the vehicle was snatched at gun point from his son (name withheld) on the 4/11/2022 at about 1900hrs around Ebrumede Area during which he was shot and currently receiving treatment. Suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.
  3. ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS/BANK ACCOUNT HACKERS: In a bid to get rid of the syndicate who uses Tricycle to rob passengers of their valuables, phones, hack into their accounts and withdraw their money. I directed the Command’s D-Coy Squad to investigate and ensure that this syndicate are arrested and brought to book. In Compliance with my directive, the team embarked on an intelligence led investigation, stormed their hideout behind point hotel Iyiagu Estate in Anambra State, and arrested one Ikechukwu Ayigbe ‘m’ age 26yrs, who is the gang’s bank account hacker, Tobi James ‘m’ age 30yrs, who buys the stolen phones and waybill them to Lagos, and seven (7) other suspects with over sixty (60) sim cards recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
  4. DEATH OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER/RECOVERY OF TWO (2) AK 47 RIFLES, ONE ENGLISH PISTOL AND THREE ROUNDS OF LIVE AMMUNITION: Sequel to the bullion van robbery incident at Otor-Owhe community that took place on 27/1/2022, where some policemen were shot and rifles taken away by the suspects, operatives of the Command Decoy squad acting on information embarked on an intelligence led investigation, stormed their hideout in Udu LGA, the suspect engaged the operatives in a gun duel, where two of the suspect were neutralized while others escaped. Two (2) AK47 rifles, one English pistol and three rounds of live ammunition were recovered from him. Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.
  5. FOILED KIDNAPPING/RESCUE OF KIDNAPPED VICTIM: On 16/9/2022, at about 2230hrs, acting on information received that unknown hoodlums stormed the residence of one man (name withheld) along Railway Station Road Agbarho, kidnapped him and drove out of the premises, the DPO mobilized and led Police operatives who went on their trail.
  6. The hoodlums on sighting the Policemen engaged them in a gun duel, but due to the superior firepower of the Police, the hoodlums ran into the bush abandoning the victim by the Railway Station. The victim who was tied and kept in the boot of the car was rescued unhurt. When the car was searched, fifty (50) rounds of live cartridges were recovered. Effort is on to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

At this juncture, I wish to appreciate all residents in the State for their support to the Police and want to encourage them to continue to partner with the Police by providing the Command with useful and timely information that will aid in crime fighting and I am assuring them, that their identities will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Thank you and God bless you all.

CP ARI MOHAMMED ALI, FCIA, psc+,
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
DELTA STATE COMMAND
ASABA.

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