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Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robbers Along Sapele-Warri Road, Recover Snatched Vehicle

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…Nab Illicit Drug Dealers, Recover 140 Wraps Of Indian Hemp, Others

By Daniel Dafe

The Dragon Patrol Teams of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday nabbed a suspected armed robber, Akpoyerinebele, along Sapele-Warri Road.

Akpoyerinebele, aged 33 of mechanic village, Effurun, is said to have driven in a stolen grey colour Toyota Venza car with Reg. no. FKJ 420 GT, chassis number 4t3bk3bb0bu056957 and Engine number 6668351.

According to a statement by the police spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, the said police team was on a stop and search duty when they intercepted the vehicle.

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According to the statement, on sighting the police, the other occupant (name unknown) immediately took to his heels and ran into the bush while the driver was arrested.

“Upon searching of the vehicle, a phone number was found inside. During the course of investigation, the owner of the vehicle was contacted through the phone number found in the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle confirmed that the vehicle was snatched at NDC road Ozoro at gun point by five man robbery gang at about 0100hrs of same date. Manhunt for the other fleeing suspect is ongoing,” the police image maker added.

In another development, the Command Crack Squad while acting on intelligence gathered, raided a suspected criminal hideout along Jakpa Road, Warri and in the process arrested two suspects namely, Felix Aroh ‘m’ age 43yrs and Erumu Ogodo ‘m’ age 20yrs.

The Police PRO said exhibits such as three (3) containers of Loud, eight (8) wraps of Kolorado hard drugs, four (4) packets of rolling paper, one hundred and forty three (143) wraps of substance suspected to be Indian hemp and some sachets of tramadol were recovered from them.

The team also raided another criminal hideout in Agbor metropolis and arrested Musa Abdullahi ‘m’ age 25 and Gift Ahemte ‘f’ age 53yrs and recovered 8kg of Indian hemp, volume 5 and swinol drugs.

DSP Bright continued: “Similarly, on 7/1/2021, Crack surveillance team raided a criminal hideout in Issele-Asagba where one Blessing Nwabuokei ‘f’ age 32yrs was arrested and 12kg of weed suspected to be Indian hemp and some quantity of cocaine were recovered from her,” adding that investigation is ongoing.

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