Police recover 138 rounds of AK47 live ammunition in Delta

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Delta State Command of the Nigerian Police says it recovered one hundred and thirty eight (138) rounds of AK47 live ammunition and magazines on Thursday, 11th of June.

Announcing this, DSP Bright Edafe, Acting Police Public Relations of the Command, said in a statement that  “On  11/6/2021 at about 1630hrs  while team Eagle-net special squad  were on routine patrol/stop and search along Ughelli-Porthacourt road intercepted a Mazda 626 saloon car dark green in colour with Reg. No. UGH 722 AA with six occupants of two males and four females  all occupants were asked to come down from the vehicle for searching, on  the process of searching a sack containing rice, a man whose name is not yet known among the occupants jumped into a nearby stream running while a hot chase ensued but all efforts to catch up with him proved abortive as he escaped into the forest. The rice bag was identified by other passengers as his own, when search  was conducted on the  bag,  one hundred and thirty-eight (138) rounds of AK47 live ammunitions, one AK47  magazine,  one Baretta pistol magazine and a knife was recovered  preliminary investigation revealed that the occupants are all passengers that boarded the cab from Eleyele PHC heading to Ughelli, Investigation is ongoing while all effort is being put in place to arrest the fleeing suspect.

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“As a follow up on the directive issued to the Command state anti cult unit by the Commissioner of police Delta state command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+ on the cult related clash in Ogwashi-uku where three suspect were arrested on 6/6/2021, the Commander SACU acting on a credible intelligence, that another cult group will be converging somewhere in ogwashi-uku, on the 7/6/2021 at about 2300hrs, detailed and led operative of SACU who raided their hideout  at Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South LGA OF Delta State where their mischievous meeting is to hold and arrested one Collins Okonji and 8 other suspected cultists.  Exhibits recovered from them include: one (1) English Pump action gun, one (1) double barrel cut to size gun, one (1) battle axe and two live cartridges. Investigation is ongoing.

“On the 7/6/2021 at about 2305hrs, acting one tip off that three armed men were at  old Ekete road robbing passersby. The divisional police officer Ovwian Aladja Division swiftly mobilized and led  patrol teams to the scene on sighting the patrol vehicle one unidentified among them was gun down on process of exchange of firing while the remaining two escaped. One (1) locally made pistol with two (2) cartridges was recovered. Effort to arresting the fleeing gang members is ongoing.

“The commissioner of Police has mandated officers and men of the command, tactical commands, DPOs to not only maintain this tempo but to also ensure that it is sustained, so that criminals will know that  Delta state is not  safe for them while also appreciating members of the public who has been in one way or the other helpful to the police by providing timely and useful information, that they should continue to do so assuring them that their identities will be treated with utmost confidentiality”

 

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