Delta police nab armed robber, recover weapons
The police in Delta have arrested a suspected armed robber at Oghara in the Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state and recovered weapons from him.
Police spokesman, Bright Edafe, told journalists in Warri on Monday that officers arrested the 35-year-old suspect on Wednesday on Ibori Road in Oghara during a “stop-and-search” operation.
“The suspect was subjected to a search during which one locally-made, cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge was recovered from him,” he said.
Mr Edafe added that the investigation into the matter was ongoing.
He said police also recovered a locally-made, cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally-made short gun from a fleeing suspect.
The police spokesperson explained that the suspect alighted from a commercial minibus upon sighting police operatives at a checkpoint and took to his heels, carrying a small bag.
He said the action aroused the suspicion of police operatives who took after him, but upon sensing the hot chase, the suspect dropped the bag and dove into a nearby river.
“A search of the bag showed that it contained one locally-made, cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally-made short gun,” he said.
Mr Edafe assured that efforts had been set in motion to arrest the fleeing suspect.
We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.
More from Peoples Gazette
Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku
“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”
Buhari regime assures Nigeria Air will fly before May 29
Mr Sirika said the national carrier would create numerous jobs and better opportunities in the industry when fully established.
Court sentences four to death by hanging for kidnapping, armed robbery
Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo held that the prosecution proved the charges of conspiracy, robbery and kidnapping against the convicts beyond all reasonable doubt.
Naira weakens further at I&E window, exchanges at 469.50 per dollar
The rate represented a decrease of 0.04 per cent compared to the N461.50 for which it exchanged to the dollar on Wednesday.
PDP names caretaker committee for Katsina chapter after sacking SWC
Mr Ologunagba said that the committee was expected to run the affairs of the party in the state for a period not exceeding 90 days.
My suspension is Ayu’s “last kick of a dead horse”: Fayose
He said in a matter of days, the “inglorious tenure” of Mr Ayu as national chairman of PDP will become history and the party will enjoy a new lease of life.
Keyamo: Oby Ezekwesili warns Buhari regime against arresting Obi, Datti
Mrs Ezekwesili warned the Buhari regime and SSS against actioning Mr Keyamo’s “foolish ideas.”