As part of efforts to reduce crime in Delta state to the barest minimum, the State Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, has mandated Divisional Police Officers in the state to embark on continuous raiding of criminal hide outs to ensure that residents sleep with their two eyes closed.
CP Ari Ali, who gave the directive in a statement by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said intensive stop and search, Intelligence gathering, and cultivation of informant were vital to achieving a crime free Delta.
He urged members of the public to continue to support the Command with useful information that could help in policing the state, assuring that the police in return would ensure that they were adequately protected.
Meanwhile, the police in Oghara, on Monday, rescued one Solomon Otomierewo of Ibori road, Oghara and his girlfriend, one Rukevwe Urhiephroune, who were allegedly abducted by four armed men on their way home.
According to a statement by the Acting Spokesperson of the Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, the DPO of the Oghara Division, CSP Jimoh Hassan, received information that the armed men blocked the unmarked Mercedes Benz GLK car of the victims and took them to a bush along Koko road.
On receipt of the information, the DPO swiftly mobilized patrol teams, vigilante and anti cult operatives to the bush where information had it that the kidnappers took the victims to.
The kidnappers on sighting the headlights of the police patrol vehicles, took to their heels abandoning the victims, following which the police were able to rescue the victims unhurt.
The victims’ Mercedes Benz GLK, through technical intelligence, was later traced to Oviore near Isiokolo in Ethiope East Local Governnent Area, where with the assistance of the army, two of the suspected kidnappers, one Oghenetewhe ‘m’ surname unknown and Gift ‘m’ surname unknown were arrested and the vehicle recovered from them.
DSP Edafe said investigation was ongoing and manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang had commenced.
He said a Quick Response Team from the ‘A’ Division Warri, last Sunday stormed a black spot opposite the Army Check Point, Adisa, and arrested one Samaila Abubakar, aged 20 and Hashimu Aiki, 16.
The suspects were found with eighty (80) wraps of skunk, twenty-eight (28) pieces of Tramadol, six (6) tablets of Cwion, fifteen (15) packs of Tygra 200mg, twelve (12) packs of blue Vega, forty-one packs (41) of red Vega, and one (1) pack of Rislar.
Both suspects have given vital information that would lead to the arrest of various illicit drug dealers in the area.
The Acting PPRO said based on another tip off, policemen from ‘A’ Division Warri arrested one Onyeka Henry of Dore street Warri, who on interrogation allegedly confessed to once being a drug baron, but had to quit the crime following Police unslaught on illicit drug dealers.
The case is under investigation.
The police in Warri have also dislodged a gang of cultists in Pessu community, forcing the suspected cultists to fkee.
With the assistance of the youth Chairman and security head, a search was conducted in the area, where one(1) locally made double barrel pistol with a live cartridge was recovered.
Two of the rival cult leaders Godswill Oghmienor, 25, and Okonedo Moses, 22, both of Aye cult group were later arrested.
Other exhibits recovered included their information minute shit and Aiye confraternity wrist bangles.