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Police Arrest Passenger With Gun Along Warri-Sapele Road



Police Arrest Passenger With Gun Along Warri-Sapele Road

…Rescue Kidnapped Victim In Agbarho

By Daniel Dafe

Men of Dragon 26 and Dragon 29 of the Delta Police Command on stop and search duty along Warri-Sapele road, on Thursday arrested one suspected armed robber, Charles Uzama with a gun.

Police Arrest Passenger With Gun Along Warri-Sapele Road

The police in a statement said the suspect was arrested when the teams were on stop and search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Okwuvo town in Okpe LGA.

“The team intercepted a silver colour Toyota corolla commercial vehicle with reg. no. KPE 219 DY conveying some passengers from Oghara to Warri.

“The Policemen subjected the passengers to a thorough search during which one locally made cut-to-size gun with three live cartridges were recovered from the suspect. He was taken into custody and investigation is ongoing,” the statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, added.

In another developement, a man (name withheld) kidnapped in Warri, Delta State, has been rescued.

The rescue operation was coordinated by the DPO in Agbarho, CSP Samuel Ogwa after he received a distress call that the kidnappers were advancing to Agbarho.

The incidence took place on the 10th of October, 2022.

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The victim was kidnapped at his residence in Warri alongside his highlander SUV.

The DPO is said to have swiftly mobilized and led operatives who positioned strategically on the road.

“As they were monitoring movement of vehicles, they sighted the highlander vehicle as described by the distress caller, but the driver unsurprisingly made a u-turn in a bid to escape. They were given a hot chase by the team led by the DPO and the hoodlums on noticing the determination of the team, abandoned the vehicle and escaped into a nearby bush. The victim was rescued unhurt and has since been reunited with his family,” the police said, adding that “efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.”


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