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Police nab four alleged robbery suspects, recover arms in Delta

The suspects were arrested by operatives of the state anti-cult unit of the command, and allegedly had two locally-made cut-to-size guns and four live cartridges.

• April 19, 2022
Bright Edafe
Bright Edafe (Credit: Nigerian Guardian)

The Police in Delta has arrested four persons suspected to be cultists and armed robbers as well as recovered some ammunition allegedly in their possession.

Spokesperson of the state command, Bright Edafe, said this to journalists on Tuesday in Warri.

Mr Edafe said that the suspects were arrested on Sunday by the operatives of the state anti-cult unit of the command at Issele Azagba Community in Aniocha South LGA of the state.

According to him, the suspects are Ogbuokwu Trust, Augustine Solomon, Edebatu Gideon and ,.

Mr Edafe said two locally-made cut-to-size guns and four live cartridges were recovered from them.

“On April 17, information got to the command that a group of suspected cultists/armed robbers were hibernating at a hotel located in Issele Azagba.

“The location has been their meeting point before carrying out their operations.

“Intelligence further revealed that the syndicate monitored to know if the police were closing in on them.

“Whenever they suspect anything, they throw their guns from the windows of the hotel and run away.

“However, operatives of the state anti-cult unit in a carefully planned operation, raided the said hideout and arrested the four suspects,” he said.

The Command’s spokesperson said that investigation into the matter was ongoing.


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