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Delta police nab armed robber, recover weapons

The police said they found one locally-made, cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge on the 35-year-old suspect during a stop-and-search operation.

• October 10, 2022
Bright Edafe
Delta police spokesman Bright Edafe (Credit: Nigerian Guardian)

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. 


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