Delta Police Bust Armed Robbery Syndicate, Recovers 8 Guns, 274 Cartridges, Others

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Nigeria Police Force
Nigeria Police Force

The Delta State Police Command has recorded yet another great feat with the recent arrest of an armed robbery gang terrorising some parts of the State and recovery of several ammunitions.

In a press release made available to journalists, by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Chuks Oresewezie, the command while assuring Deltans of Police commitment to their safety and security, reiterated its warning to all criminals in the State that there is no safe haven for them.

The Police statement as received by ASABA METRO reads below;

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Following a tip off, a team of anti-robbery squad led by their commander SP Masoyi Dadi on the 6th of March 2019 busted a syndicate of armed robbery gang terrorizing, Ughelli, Warri and Udu environs by tracking down a member of the syndicate, through one of the Nokia phone robbed from a victim.

The suspect, who was arrested with a pump action gun with seven cartridges, gave his name as Emmanuel Patrick “M” from Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa State, 32 years of age. The suspect, through discreet investigation confessed to the crime as well as gave the names of members of his gang.

He admitted partaking in three armed robbery operations at Uvwie, Ughelli and Udu. He has led the police to the gangs armory where two (2) other pump action guns, four (4) double barrel guns, one (1) single barrel gun, one (1) Air gun, two hundred and seventy  four (274) cartridges, two (2) bullet proofs and four (4) bullet  holder were recovered.

The gang’s armourer identified himself as Udenmba Ndu Ben, ‘m’ aged 80 yrs, who hails from Eskusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, and he has also been arrested. He also confessed to the crime; He admitted being in charge of servicing of the gangs arms and also supply them with ammunitions. The armourer (suspect) said he does not manufacture guns, but repairs, buys and sells arms and ammunitions. The team is intensifying effort towards arresting the other fleeing gang members.

The Delta State Police Command, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, commends the team, said this is a warning signal to all criminals in the command that there is no safe haven for them as no stone will be left unturned to ensure that all criminals in any guise are brought to book .

He has vowed to employ every available security apparatus to rid the state of all forms of crimes and criminalities while assuring Deltans of his commitment to their safety and security.

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