The Delta State Police Command has arrested one Kenneth Ajie of Amagada village for allegedly operating an illegal wine bottling factory at Ovwian, in Udu Local Governnent Area.
His arrest was effected in a string operation by operatives of the State Anti Cult Unit (SACU) in collaboration with the civilian anti cult volunteer corps
According to a statement by the Acting Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, the suspect who produced the fake wine in his house, operated without license and sold for three hundred naira (N300) per bottle and three thousand, six hundred naira (N3,600) per carton.
The suspect confessed to useing bottles that had already been used and disposed of, adding that he bought empty bottles of wine at ten naira (N10.00) each and the cork in the open market.
He claimed that he washed the bottles himself, corked the wine and sold to unsuspecting members of the public.
According to him, he could produce one to three cartons per day.
Exhibits recovered from him included bottles of wine suspected to be fake, while the case is under investigation.
The Acting PPRO said on Wednesday (yesterday), men of ‘A’ Division Warri received a distress call from one of the police constabulary attached to ‘B’ division Warri that a gang of four suspected armed robbers in a Toyota Camry car (pencil light) were operating at the Ubor axis of Warri,
The DPO, CSP T.Y. Mahmud, mobilized and led an anti-crime patrol team in search of the hoodlums who were later sighted between Ogwangwe and NPA.
DSP Dafe revealed that the police engaged the hoodlums in a hot chase to Iyara, forcing them to abandon the Toyota Camry car with Reg no. TE 845 AAA, which turned out to be that of Warri based journalist, Felix Ekwu, earlier reported stolen at Ekuremu street in Warri on 22nd April 2021.
One locally made single barrel loaded with one live cartridge, was found in the car, while abandoned shoes, neck chain and phone charging cord were recovered from the escape route.