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We won’t condone peace-disrupting activities in Delta, Police warns criminals

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin
04 October 2023   |   10:38 am
The Delta State Police Command has warned criminals that it will not condone activities that are capable of disrupting the peace of the society.

Nigerian police. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The Delta State Police Command has warned criminals that it will not condone activities that are capable of disrupting the peace of the society.

The Delta Police issued this warning in a statement signed by spokesman DSP Edafe Bright on Wednesday following the killing of a suspected armed robber and arrest of three teenage suspected armed robbers/murder suspects in Warri.

Two locally made, cut-to-size guns were also recovered from the suspects. leading to the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, strongly warning all individuals involved in crime to steer clear.

“The Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass, while emphasizing the necessity of adequate parenting as an essentiality in the fight against crime, advices that parents should be alive to their responsibilities,” Bright said.

“CP Abass also wants parents and guardians to safeguard the future of their wards by monitoring and teaching them valuable precautionary lessons that will help them avoid bad companies and hence stay away from criminal activities.”

Bright added that on 29 September 2023, the DPO ‘B’ Division Warri received a distress call about an armed robbery operation at Giwamu Junction, Warri, in Delta State.

During the attack, one police undercover operative was at the scene who sighted one of the suspects and later trailed him to a Suya spot at Enerhen Junction.

The DPO ‘B’ Warri SP Bolarinwa Alabi acting on the directive of the Delta CP Abass, embarked on an intelligence-led operation alongside his men and arrested one Gift Peace’m’ aged 14yrs at the said Suya spot at Enerhen junction.

The teenager confessed to being a member of an armed robbery gang that terrorizes Warri and its environs and that he has been in the act since he was seven (7) years old.

He mentioned other members and thus took the detectives to their hideout. The gang members, upon sighting the police opened fire from their unregistered operational tricycle, and a due response was given to their hostility.

Bright added that in the process, one of the suspects, who was later identified as the leader of the gang, sustained serious gunshot injuries while others escaped.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was eventually confirmed dead by the doctor. The exhibit recovered includes the following: the operational tricycle of the gang and one locally made cut-to-size single-barrel gun with stocked expended cartridges and three live cartridges.

Two male gang members: Idigbe Osreis (19) and Idigbe Perfect (16), were later arrested at their hideout.

The Delta Police spokesman added that efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing member, and also to recover more of their operation arms.