Three suspected armed robbers have been arrested in Delta State.
9Janewshub.com.ngreports that the three suspects have been arrested over a kidnap and armed robbery cases.
This was made known in a press release by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe on Friday 25th February, 2022.
He explained that the kidnap suspect was arrested at Ekrokpe town in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state by men of the Otu-Jeremi Division when the DPO on the 21/02/2022 at about 2025hrs, received a distress call from an unidentified person from Otu-Jeremi Community in Ughelli South LGA, that some hoodlums stormed the Community and kidnapped a young man along with his Toyota Corolla car.
“The DPO swiftly detailed patrol teams who went on their trail but before their arrival, Policemen attached to Counter Terrorism Unit, Base 5 Warri who were escorting their principal, coincidentally ran into the hoodlums.
“They trailed the hoodlums to Ekrokpe Community but the hoodlums upon sighting the Police, shot at them and the team retaliated. The vehicle was successfully demobilized by the team and one of the suspect, Onwuka Kelly, age 23yrs was arrested while the victim (name withheld) age 37yrs of Egbo-Urhie Community in Ughelli South LGA was rescued unhurt”.
The statement further confirmed that exhibits recovered from the suspects are One cut to size double barrel gun, one cut to size single barrel gun and one live cartridge were recovered from the suspect.
The statement also maintained that the police reported that on the 22/2/2022 at about 1030hrs, acting on information received from a tricycle (Keke) rider that two young men flagged him down at PTI junction Effurun and hired him to convey them to Agbarho.
According to the release, the Tricycle rider further stated that on getting to Agbarho bridge along Ughelli-Portharcourt Expressway, one of the passengers hit him on the head, forced him out of the tricycle and robbed him of his tricycle.
“The DPO Agbarho Division detailed operatives to investigate with a view to arresting the suspects and recovering the tricycle.
Concluded part of the statement stated that Consequently, on the 23/2/2022 at about 1200hrs, upon an intelligence led investigation, the hoodlums were trailed to their hideout in Ewherhe road Agbarho, where two suspects namely: Goodluck Ahirima ‘m’ age 24yrs and Charles Oyibocha ‘m’ age 24yrs were arrested and the snatched tricycle recovered”.