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Police Arrest 7 Criminal Suspects, Recover Gun, Cartridges, Wraps of Cocaine

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

Police Operatives of Delta State Command have apprehended seven criminal suspects and made the recovery of an English Pistol, 1124 cartridges and 16 wraps of cocaine in Delta State.

This was contained in a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Edafe Bright and made available to Stonix News on Friday, June 3, 2022.

DSP Edafe asserted that one Innocent Uboh, a driver, was arrested with 1124 cartridges and 20 bottles of codeine recovered from his Toyota bus at the head- bridge separating Anambra and Delta state on Thursday.

Upon interrogation, operatives were deployed to Ogume where the arrest of one Monday Adibeli was made after Uboh claimed the drugs to be his.

On the same vain, the DSP said that five suspects from Okwagbe and Bomadi communities were also arrested for the possession of wraps of loud, cocaine, Indian hemp, liters of monkey tail, packs of razlers and English Pistol during a raid on Wednesday.

The suspects are: Alex Johnholt ‘M’ 32, Abe Ujiro ‘F’ 25 Omoro Joy ‘F’ 26, Destiny Ebibo ‘M’ 22 and George Terrence ‘M’ 22.

“On 2/6/2022 at about 1530hrs, Operatives attached to the Command’s Safe Delta Tactical Squad deployed to head-bridge the boundary between Delta State and Anambra State, while on stop and search duty at the head-bridge, intercepted one Innocent Uboh ‘m’ a native of Ogume in Ndokwa West L.G.A, Delta State, driving a Toyota Hiace bus with reg. no FGG 645 ZV, the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.

“He was subjected to search and upon searching the vehicle, one thousand, one hundred and twenty-four (1124) rounds of live cartridges, twenty (20) bottles of codeine, and other illicit drugs were recovered.

“Suspect claimed that the cartridges belonged to a man named Monday Adibeli ‘m’ 61yrs in Ogume. On the strength of this information, Operatives were deployed to Ogume where the alleged owner if the cartridges was arrested. Investigation is ongoing.

“On 01/06/2022, at about 1430hrs, Crack Surveillance Operatives raided a criminal hideout at Okwagbe Community in Isoko North LGA, Delta State.

“During the raid, three suspects namely; Alex Johnholt ‘m’ age 32yrs, Abe Ujiro ‘f’ age 25yrs, Omoro Joy ‘f’ age 26yrs were arrested, One hundred and five {105} wraps of SK weeds, six {6} wraps of loud, sixteen {16} wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine, four {4} wraps of Indian hemp, four {4} litres of monkey tail, sixty {60} packs of razlers, one Indian hemp grinding device were recovered from them. suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.

“On 1/6/2022, at about 1130hrs, Police Operatives attached to Bomadi Divisiona Patrol team while on routine stop and search duty along Bomadi/Oboro road, intercepted a motorcycle rider carrying three passengers.

“The team subjected them to a search during which one English Pistol was recovered from one of the passengers named Destiny Ebibo ‘m’ age 22yrs of Oboro Community but stays in Abraka. One red beret suspected to be of the Icelanders confraternity was also recovered from the other suspect named George Terrence ‘m’ age 22yrs of Okpokunou Community, they have been taken into custody and investigation is ongoing,” he stated.

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