Phone Theft Increases in Delta Communities as Over 3,000 Victims Besiege Police Station

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…Police recovers Delta Judge’s Phone, Arrests 27 yr old Suspect.

Theft of mobile phones have increased in Warri and its environs as over three thousand victims who were allegedly robbed and dispossessed of their mobile phones on Sunday, April 29, 2019 besieged the Ebrumede Police Divisional Headquarters for help.

Investigation reveals that the victims were from Udu, Jeddo, Ubeji, Warri, Aladja, Ubogo, and other Communities.

It was gathered that the Police have successfully recovered two hundred and twenty three (243) mobile phones and handed them over to their owners.

It was learnt that the Ebrumede Police Divisional Officer, CSP Anietie Eyoh with Officers and men of the ‘Anti-Phone theft Unit’ newly set up at the Station also recovered the mobile phone belonging to a Judge of the Delta State High Court 3 in Warri, Hon. Justice Onojohwo.

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Newsmen gathered that Hon. Justice Onojohwo was attacked, robbed and beaten to stupor by suspected armed robbers at his residence recently.

It was learnt that the phone was recovered within thirty (30) working days by the Police with a high powered technology.

The Ebrumede Divisional Police Officer, CSP Anieteh Eyoh declined comments on the matter.

A source who craved anonymity said the the DPO visited the High Court Judge wherein he promised to recover his mobile phone for him within the aforementioned days.

Promptly, the DPO with Officers and men of the ‘Anti-Phone Theft Unit’ swung into action and recovered the stolen phone with the arrests of some suspects who were charged to Court in the process.

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The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke in a telephone chat on Sunday afternoon said,” It seems so but I have not been able to get details.”

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