Police Arrest Notorious Kidnapper, Cultist, Robbery Suspect And Two Illicit Drug Dealers In Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a notorious kidnapper/cultist, robbery suspect and two suspected illicit drug dealers.


The acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Thursday, July 8, said men of the Operation Hawk arrested the drug dealers in Warri and Ogwashi-Uku and recovered 174 wraps of dried weed suspected to be Indian Hemp, 800 sachets of suspected SK and ten Razler (Roll Bond)  


"On the 6/7/2021 at about 1710hrs, while operatives of operation Delta Hawk patrol team were on confidence building patrol at Ishekpe quarters Ogwahi-uku, they intercepted and arrested one Sunday Umadia ‘m’ 41yrs of Ogbobo quarters Ogwashi-Uku," he stated.


"Upon search, one hundred and seventy-four (174) wraps of dried weed suspected to Indian hemp, eight hundred (800) sachet of suspected SK, ten (10) razor (roll bond), one (1) lighter and a cash sum of three hundred and seventeen thousand eight hundred and ninety naira (N317,890) were recovered from him. A preliminary investigation later revealed that the suspect is a major dealer in illicit drugs. The investigation is ongoing".

Similarly, after series of intelligence gatherings, ‘A’ Division Warri Rapid Respond team on Monday, July 5, raided a black spot at Ogedegbe street Warri where one Austin Ojunom, 29, was arrested with one hundred and twenty-nine (129) wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, suspect confessed to the crime. 


According to the PPRO, a notorious kidnapper and cultist, Dennis Oghenevwede, who has been on the wanted list of Police was arrested in Oghara and a handbag containing two cuts to size barrel pistols with seven cartridges recovered from him. 


He said, "As part of the proactive policing measures put in place in the command, Delta state command under the watch of CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc+ has continued to intensify Aberdeen system of patrol, and intensive stop and search in the state, to prevent crime and also to nip crime in the bud.

"On the 6/7/2021 at about 1200hrs, along Ijomi Otefe road, while operatives from Oghara police station were on stop and search duty, they intercepted a Lexus 350 ES Saloon car with Reg. No. Abuja YAB 865 BP driven by one Dennis Oghenevwede ‘m’ 29yrs of Jesse but living at Oghara junction. On searching the vehicle, the police discovered a handbag containing two (2) cut to size barrel pistols with seven cartridges. An investigation later revealed that the said suspect is a notorious cultist who has been on the wanted list of Police. The investigation is ongoing.


Edafe said that on 5/7/2021 at about 2230hrs, a distress call was received that armed robbers were terrorizing residents of Agbarha-Otor dispossessing them of their belongings.


"On receipt of this information, the DPO Ughelli Division detailed detective to the scene, the armed robbers were successfully naturalized by the police men, and one of the suspect’s Obakpororo Julius ‘m’ of No. 68 Agbarha-Otor 43yrs was arrested. Exhibits recovered from him include one (1) locally made pistol, six (6) live cartridges, one (1) expanded cartridge and some wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp and four (4) difference phones. The investigation is ongoing." he added.

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