Police recover guns, ammunition, cash, others from criminal hideout in Delta

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Police Operatives from Ovwian-Aladja Division in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State have recovered one cut to size locally-made gun, one Beretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition, one handcuff, six(6) assorted phones, nineteen(19) sim cards, one UBA ATM card, one wristwatch, one jackknife and a cash sum of thirty-five thousand naira (N35, 000) from a criminal hideout.

The suspected criminals, however, escaped from the hideout at Owhrode Community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

The Police recovered the items following a distress call by a resident.

The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.

He said, “Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.

The Police image maker said the caller informed the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Otu-Jeremi Division that he was allegedly kidnapped in front of his house to an unknown destination along with his vehicle by unknown armed hoodlums but he escaped from his abductors at Owhorode Udu in Udu LGA.

“The DPO Ovwian-Aladja Division was immediately contacted by the DPO Otu-Jeremi Division and on receipt of this information, he swiftly mobilized and led police operatives to the scene.

“The hoodlums on sighting the police escaped.

“Upon searching their hideout, the following exhibits were recovered; one cut to size locally-made gun, one Beretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition, one handcuff, six(6) assorted phones, nineteen(19) sim cards, one UBA ATM card, one wristwatch, one jackknife and a cash sum of thirty-five thousand naira (N35, 000).”