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Police nab 55-year-old drug baron, suspected kidnapper, 10 cultists in Delta

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
04 April 2022   |   4:07 am
Raiders’ operatives of Delta State Police Command have nabbed 10 suspected cultists with 101 wraps of Skunk (SK), four packs of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and 10mg of substances suspected to be cocaine.

The suspected drug dealers PHOTO: MONDAY OSAYANDE

Raiders’ operatives of Delta State Police Command have nabbed 10 suspected cultists with 101 wraps of Skunk (SK), four packs of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and 10mg of substances suspected to be cocaine.

The Guardian gathered that at about 1145hrs, the Police raided the suspected cultists’ hideouts in Udu/Otu-Jeremi and Ughelli South Local Council of the state, while preparing for action.

The Command’s spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest, said the operatives also arrested a 55- year-old Amadu Musa and four other male suspects with 436 wraps of weeds suspected to be indian hemp, 30 packets of tramadol and other illicit drugs.

Edafe said raiders’ operatives, while acting on credible information, on April 1 at about 0825hours,  raided Ogbe-Ogonogo market area and glory land both in Asaba, Oshimili South Council of the state and arrested a suspected drug baron named Amadu Musa and four other male suspects.

The police image maker further said that one James Michael, a.k.a biggy, who has been on the Command’s wanted list was arrested in connection with the kidnap of a victim, while others escaped.

He said: “At about 0430hrs, a distressed call was received from an anonymous caller in Igbide community, Oleh that some hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers numbering about five, operating in a blue-coloured Toyota Camry, suspected to be conveying an abducted victim was spotted heading towards an isolated bush path in Igbide, which prompted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Oleh Division, Superintendent of Police (SP) Paul Obaware to mobilise and led a combined team of Police/vigilantes in search of the vehicle, with a view to rescuing the victim and arresting the hoodlums.

“The hoodlums upon noticing that the Police were closing on them attempted to relocate the victim, but were met with stiff resistance from the Police.

“The suspects were among the syndicate that kidnapped a woman (name withheld) early this year in Oleh and also part of the syndicate that attacked policemen in Idu roundabout about two months ago.

“The victim (name withheld), who was rescued unhurt has been reunited with his family, while a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”