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Police nab suspected armed robber, burst kidnappers hideouts in Delta

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
21 January 2022   |   3:11 am
The police in Delta State have nabbed a 25 year - old Liyo Okiri, a notorious armed robbery suspect said to be terrorising Sapele with one locally made pistol, two live cartridges and one expanded cartridge.

The police in Delta State have nabbed a 25 year – old Liyo Okiri, a notorious armed robbery suspect said to be terrorising Sapele with one locally made pistol, two live cartridges and one expanded cartridge.

The Guardian learnt that the police attached to Sapele Division received a distressed call that a two man armed robbery gang led by Okiri were operating at No.6 power close Okirigbaga in Sapele axis of the state.

Following the information, police patrol team led by the DPO Sapele Division, CSP Harrison Nwbuisi went to the scene and arrested Liyo Okiri while others escaped
The Guardian also gathered that the Police burst Kidnappers’ hideouts in Owhorode- Udu, Udu local Government Area of the state.

According to Sources, a middle aged man ( name withheld) was kidnapped from his house to an unknown destination with his vehicle by unknown armed men on January 12, 2022.

It was learnt that the victim in a distressed call to the Otu-Jeremi Division on January 17, 2022, reported that he was kidnapped and he had escaped his abductors at Owhorode Udu in Udu

The DPO Ovwian-Aladja Division was immediately contacted by the DPO Otu-Jeremi Division and on receipt of this information, he swiftly mobilised and led police operatives to the scene.

It was gathered that the hoodlums fled their hideout on sighting the police.

Upon searching their hideout, the following exhibits were recovered; one cut to size locally made gun, one Beretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition, one handcuff, six assorted phones, nineteen sim cards, one UBA ATM card, one wristwatch, one jackknife and cash sum of thirty-five thousand naira (N35, 000).

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed both incidents when he was contacted.

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