The Delta State Police Command has arrested four armed robbery suspects, recovering 30 rounds of 7.62 AK47 ammunition and 250 rounds of live cartridges.
The police command made this known in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, and shared on its Twitter page on Wednesday.
The statement partly read, “On 09/05/2023 at about 2000hrs, the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri, CSP T.Y Mahmud led the divisional anti-crime patrol team out on visibility and confidence building patrol, to curtail the activities of kidnappers and armed robbers in Warri and its environs.
“During the patrol, the team intercepted a tricycle along Eagle roundabout by Ugunu bridge, conveying three occupants and subjected them to a search.
“During the search, 30 rounds of 7.62 AK47 live ammunition were recovered from two of the passengers, namely; Eddy Aboyowa (m) age 37years, and Akpani Isaiah (m) age 35years, both of Eyiejuku street off Deco road, Warri. Suspects are in custody, and an investigation is ongoing.”
“In an earlier development, the command’s decoy squad received an intelligence report on a syndicate that supplies cartridges to kidnappers, armed robbers, and cultists.
“The operatives led by the commander Decoy squad, ASP Julius Robinson, embarked on a sting operation, at about 0940hrs of 8th May 2023, and arrested one Chinedu Enenmo ‘m’37yrs of Akere Ogidi, Ogbaru LGA, Anambra State at their hideout in one of the popular hotels in Asaba, where they hibernate and carry out their nefarious activities, and recovered 250 rounds of live cartridges from the suspects.
“During the course of investigation, the suspect gave useful information about his accomplice and led the operatives to Fegge area of Onitsha in Anambra State where one Donatus Ndukan ‘m’ 34yrs of Urom community in Awka-North LGA of Anambra State whom he described as his boss in the business was also arrested. Both suspects are in custody, and an investigation is ongoing.”