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Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robbers, Recover Gun, Stolen Vehicle In Delta

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By Omashola Sonia, Nmormah Godswill, Onyebolise Favour

The Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers in Orerokpe of Okpe Local Government Area.

The two suspects arrested were identified as Desmond Ejinyere ‘m’ 18yrs and Joshua Emoefe aged 20.

A statement by the police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, said that at about 12:15p.m. on the 5th of November, an indigene of Orerokpe (name witheld)was attacked by, four hoodlums armed with a gun and dispossessed him of one (1) Iphone Xr, one (1) Iphone 6s, one (1) Tecno spark 2, one (1) Iphone Max, Camon 19 and Uba Atm card at gunpoint.

“On receipt of this information, the DPO Orerokpe mobilized and led the patrol team to the scene,” he said, adding that the hoodlums took to their heels on sighting the Police but the team succeeded in arresting Ejinyere while others escaped into the bush.

“One locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and two live cartridges were recovered,” Bright added.

Continuing, he said that while combing the bush, Emoefe of Abraka Street Orerokpe was also arrested.

Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.

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In another development, the police Dragon Patrol teams on the 6th of November while on stop and search duty along Warri Sapele road by Ibada-Elume in Saoele Local Government Area intercepted a lexus RX 330 SUV with reg no. KWC 81 HH, Chasis no. TIHF31U400010242 do a search.

The police said the driver who was the lone occupant of the vehicle jumped out of the vehicle and fled into a nearby bush in a bid to escape.

“He was given a hot chase by the operatives and was arrested.

During investigation, suspect was identified as Idowu James ‘m’ 28yrs of No. 25 Kareem Oyeladi Street Mangoro Agege Lagos State.

When the car was searched, documents bearing the name of one Victor Olori were recovered.

When a phone call was put across to the phone number found in the document, a man (name withheld) answered and informed the police that the vehicle was snatched at gun point from his son on the 4th of November around Ebrumede Area during which he was shot and currently receiving treatment.

Suspect is said to be in custody aiding investigation.

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