Delta: Police arrest two robbery suspects, one other

The Police Command in Delta has arrested two robbery suspects in Aladja Community, Udu Local Government Area of the state.

SP Bright Edafe, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, said this on Tuesday in Warri.

Edafe said that the suspected hoodlums were nabbed by the operatives of Aladja police out-station.

According to him, the police operatives received a distress call that some suspected armed robbers were carrying out a robbery operation in Aladja Community.

“The District Officer alongside members of the community mobilised to the scene where the suspects were arrested at Igwere Quarters, Aladja.

“One locally-made gun, cartridges, knife and a suspected stolen phone were recovered from them,” he said.

Edafe said that the suspects were currently in police custody, adding that investigation on the case was ongoing.

In another development, Edafe said that the command’s operatives on special assignment, deployed to Ughelli also arrested a suspected cultist.

The spokesman said that the suspect, whom he described as a “notorious cultist,” was apprehended on Friday by the police team led by ASP Julius Robinson.

“Acting on a credible intelligence on the peddling of arms and an intended cult clash within Oteri Community in Ughelli, North, operatives led by ASP Robinson trailed a notorious cultist and a mastermind of the intended cult clash to a hotel in Ughelli.

“The suspect, who is a member of the Eiye confraternity, was arrested.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect took operatives to his residence where a Berretta pistol was recovered,” he said.

Edafe said that investigation on the matter was ongoing.

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