The Delta State Police Command on Monday told journalists that in its determination to make the state crime-free, it has recovered 3,784 arms from different locations across the state, Mr. Mohammad Mustafa, the Police Commissioner in the state, made this known when he paraded some armed robbery suspects.
The suspects included suspected cultists, saying the police arrested one Raphael Reuben 23 years, Okeke Christian, 24 years, and Godstime Solokwie 20 years old on a tip-off.
He added that one fabricated revolver pistol, one locally made single barrel pistol four 9mm have ammunitions, two live cartridges, one Samsung Laptop and two mobile phones were recovered from them.
Noting that within a period of one month the police made remarkable breakthrough, the police boss explained that the suspects while armed with guns went to the one Danile Onoyaka, a complainant’s hostel at Oputa Hall, Ozoro, and robbed him and his friends of one Samsung laptop, and three mobile phones.
He said that the suspects thereafter took to their heels and they were given a hot chase by the police, and were later apprehended, adding that following their arrest, the police recovered several guns including ammunitions from them.
On attempted rape and murder, the police boss disclosed that one Jeffrey, Emmanuel 19 years of Ovwian Alaya was arrested after one Samson Okubiro reported a member of the vigilante group, named Jacob Ofudi, was attacked by two armed men named Jeffrey and Believe who shot at him as he was coming back from work and inflicted bullet injuries on his right hand, and chest.
He said that same gang had also previously robbed one Timothy Okoro of Ovwian, and bathed him with acid, and also made away with his properties on the 24th of June 2017. He also said that similar gang on 13/4/2017 raped one Divine Okonkwo, aged 15 years, and inflicted injuries on her leg with a knife hence they have been on the command’s list of wanted persons until on 6/2/2018 when Jeffrey was arrested.
He said the cases were currently under investigation at the State CID.