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Police nab suspected drugs dealer, motorcycle snatcher in Delta

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
14 March 2022   |   3:45 am
The crack squad of Delta State police command has arrested a suspected drug dealer, one Solomon Okodaso after raiding his drug hideout at Atata quarters, Ogbomro Community in Uvwie Local Council of the state.

The crack squad of  Delta State police command has arrested a suspected drug dealer, one Solomon Okodaso after raiding his drug hideout at Atata quarters, Ogbomro Community in Uvwie Local Council of the state.
 
Okodaso, also the Ogbomro Community Chairman was arrested on March 9, following information that the suspect deals in illegal drugs such as codeine, arizona, tramadol and others.
  
Spokesperson for the command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bright Edafe,  confirmed the arrest yesterday.
  


He said 12 bottles of codeine, 14 sachets of tramadol,  one and half compressed sack of Loud, 73 wraps of weeds suspected to be Skunk (SK),  65 tablets of happy mood drugs,  one pack of colorado, one pack of arizona, nine packets of rizlas, and N192,000.00 cash were recovered from him.
 
The suspect, he said, was also found with one Samsung handset, one Infinix handset, one ash colored Mercedes Benz C350 marked KUJ 664 BH, and one white coloured Lexus 330 vehicle marked EFR 303 DC. 
   
Edafe also confirmed the arrest of a lady, Aisha Hassan ‘f’ for allegedly drugging a motorcycle (Okada) rider, name withheld, and one other at Bonsac, Asaba, the state capital.
    
According to him, the lady who pretended to be passenger, was taken to Kenu guest house located at Bonsac, and on getting to the hotel, the victim stated that the lady brought out drink for them to drink, unknown to him that sleeping pills and suspected hard drug have been added to the drink.
   
He explained that after drinking, he slept off and to his surprise, when he woke up, he discovered that his red coloured unregistered KC Sanya motorcycle with Engine No. 162FMJ510828953, Chasis No. IPCKL11M1018611 valued at N330,000 had been stolen by the suspects.
    
“Following this, the command detailed police detectives to investigate and ensure that the said suspects were arrested, which however led to the arrest of one of them, named Aisha Hassan.
  
“Investigation later revealed that her gang members took the motorcycle to an unknown destination,” the PPRO said.
   
Edafe said investigation is ongoing and urged members of the public to help with any useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects and recover the said motorcycle.