Delta State Police Command executives arrested six members of an armed robbery and kidnapping syndicate and recovered a locally manufactured single-barrel firearm.
A spokesman for the order, DSP Bright Edafe, who revealed this in a statement on Sunday, June 4, 2023, said the suspects had kidnapped a couple in the Local Government Area. state’s Udu district, drove to an undisclosed location, where they drained the man’s bank account. .
“On May 15, 2023, an (unnamed) victim of armed robbery/kidnapping reported at the Ovwian Aladja police station that he had been stopped by several suspected kidnappers. kidnapped him and his wife and put them in the trunk of their car and drove away. them to an unknown destination, where they drained his bank account via wire transfer before releasing them.” statement read.
“DPO found that a similar case was also reported on April 7, 2023 by another victim, and coincidentally, the suspects’ modes of operation are the same.
“DPO department Ovwian Aladja CSP Aliyu Shaba, detailed detectives to carry out a discreet and intelligence-led investigation and ensure that these suspects are caught and listed.
“On May 20, 2023, after a series of intelligence-led investigations, detectives arrested an (unnamed) POS operator whose account these thugs were always transferring money to. from their victim accounts.
“The POS operator who claimed to be unaware of the past of these suspects cooperated and provided the police with reliable information that led to the arrest of gang leader Adim Lucky Onweiyali ‘m’ 33 age on June 1, 2023.
“The suspect led police to the homes of other gang members and also to the home of a 56-year-old Akporido Stanley ‘m’ who hid the weapon for them. A locally manufactured firearm and three live cartridges have been recalled. The suspects are in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.”
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