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Police Nab Two Motorcycle Snatchers In Oghara, Impound 80 Tricycles, 50 Bikes In Asaba For Flouting DTSG Directives



By Daniel Dafe

Police officers in Oghara Division led by CSP Jimoh Hassan, the Divisional Police Officer, Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, on Sunday arrested a motorcycle snatcher, Boyitie Samuel.

A statement by the Delta Police Command on Wednesday, signed by the police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, said Samuel was arrested after CSP Jimoh detailed his Patrol Team from the Division to embark on Aberdeen system of patrol around Oghara and its environs to checkmate activities of criminals and to also prevent crimes in the area, adding that the team while at Koko junction intercepted the suspect who is aged 21yrs.

“The suspect who looked very suspicious was taken to the station for interrogation. The suspect on interrogation confessed himself and others at large to be motorcycles snatchers. He later led police operatives to Koko junction where two unregistered motorcycles, one big Elema generator, Nissan Primera with reg No BEN 564 LT all suspected stolen were recovered and another suspect, one Vero Amughoro ‘f’ 47yrs of koko junction was also arrested,” the statement said.

Adding: “Manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.”

Meanwhile, as part of the Command’s proactive and preventive measures to checkmate the activities of criminals/cultist in the state, DPOs of ‘A’ Division, ‘B’ Division and GRA Division all in Asaba carried out raids of black spots/criminal hide outs which include uncompleted buildings.

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According to the police, brothels were also raided, where a total of sixty-four (64) suspects were arrested, screened and those found wanting were charged to court.

Fifty (50) motorcycles of riders who contravened the existing order banning motorcycles in some parts of the state were also impounded and a total number of eighty Tricycles (KEKE) who also contravened the state government’s directives to stop working after 10p.m. were also impounded.

The police advised members of the public to always obey government
directives, particularly tricycles and motorcycle riders.


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