A suspected armed robber has been taken into custody by members of the Delta State Police Command in Warri area of the state.
One locally built cut-to-size double-barreled gun and a short gun were found on the suspect, according to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, who issued a statement on Monday, October 10, 2022.
“On 9/10/2022, Operatives of the Command Eagle-Net Special Squad while on Aberdeen patrol in Warri, sighted a male passenger carrying a mini bag who on sighting the Police, alighted from a mini bus and fled with the bag,” the statement read.
“His action was suspicious hence the operative went after him. The suspect on noticing that the Policemen were closing up on him, abandoned the said bag and escaped into a nearby river. Upon searching the bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally made short gun were recovered. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspect.”
The PPRO also stated that Famous Olotu, another suspect, was taken into custody while carrying one locally made cut-to-size gun that was loaded with one live round.
“In another development, on 5/10/2022, Police operatives attached to Oghara Police station led by the Divisional crime officer (DCO) while on stop and search duty along Ibori Road, Oghara in Ethiope East LGA, intercepted one Famous Olotu ‘m’ age 35yrs and subjected the suspect to a search during which, one locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge was recovered from him. Suspect was immediately taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.” he added.