Delta State Police Command says it has intercepted a Cyclist ferrying a bag of garri laden with 340 rounds of live AK47 Ammunition and arrested the suspect. The incident was said to have occurred on October 1st ,2021 at about 7:30 am.
According to the press statement made avialable to our correspondent by the Command Spokesperson, Mr. Bright Edafe, a Deputy Superintendent of Police , DSP , Policemen attached to Bomadi Divisional patrol team while on stop and search duty along Bomadi/Tuomo road, intercepted a cyclist conveying a 37-year- old Solomon. of Tuomo Community, Burutu LGA Delta State carrying bag containing Garri.
The Operative who were said to be discrete in their responsibilities, on reasonable suspicion decided to search the suspect and the bag.
Upon search, three hundred and forty (340) rounds of AK47 live ammunition hidden inside the Garri were recovered.
Suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing. In a related development , On September 30, 2021 at about 8.15 pm , the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri, who was said to be acting on a distressed call that a tricycle with registration No FHR 600 QF was snatched by four armed gang at Hausa quarters and were heading towards Delta line Warri/Sapele road Warri.
The DPO was said to have deployed Rapid response team of the Division to go after them. ” The team on sighting the hoodlums around Warri gave them a hot chase and in the process, one of the suspects named Efe David , aged 22 years, jumped down from the tricycle and was arrested while the other three escaped with the tricycle.
Information was said to have been disseminated quickly to other Divisions and vigilantes which fortunately led to the arrest of one of them by vigilante with the snatched tricycle while two of the robbers escaped.
However, the Vigilantes were said to have been over powered by irate mob who delivered instant jungle justice on the suspect. Police said they recovered the tricycle, cut to size double barrel gun with two live cartridges and some suspected stolen pieces of gold plated jewelries .
Meanwhile , On 29 September, 2021, at about 300hrs , acting on credible information, Operatives attached to the Command raider squad raided Utuloho Street Ozoro, during which one English double barrel gun and twenty-six live cartridges were recovered in possession of one female, Ejiro Efemijoghor , who claimed that the gun belongs to her husband.