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Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber With Ammunition In Delta

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Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a suspected armed robber during a stop-and-search operation.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi, said a ‘stop and search’ police patrol team recovered one locally made gun and two live cartridges from the suspected armed robber.

This was contained in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe on Thursday.

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Olufemi stated that the police operatives also arrested three other suspects in possession of illicit drugs in large quantities in a commercial vehicle during the operation.

While expressing his appreciation to the officers for carrying out their duties diligently and outsmarting the suspects, Olufemi declared that under his watch, “the Command will do all it takes within the ambit of the law to ensure that a safer environment for all Deltans, residents and non-residents is achieved”.

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The CP warned that “all forms of criminality, lawlessness, or behaviour that contravene the laws of the land will be dealt with accordingly”.

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He, however, appealed to law-abiding members of the public to always report any criminal activities to the nearest police station or call the Command Control Room 08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287 while alternatively, anonymous tip-off could be relayed via the PPRO Office 09155570007; 09155570008with confidence that the Command will act swiftly and treat their identities with utmost confidentiality”.

“On February 5, 2024, at about 0800 hours, while men of Dragon Patrol were conducting stop and search along Kwale – Ogwashi- Uku Expressway, they intercepted a commercial Sienna bus conveying passengers from Ughelli to Asaba”.

“The team subjected the passengers to a random search, during which one locally fabricated Pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from one Fidelis Akpos ‘m’ aged 23 years, a resident of Ewhu Community Ughelli South L.G.A.

“The suspect concealed the gun and cartridges inside a polythene bag containing smoked fish to serve as a decoy, but the professionally trained policemen uncovered the exhibit despite his antics.

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“Suspect is presently in custody and investigation is ongoing,” the statement read.

“In another development, on February 7, 2024, at about 1100 hours, operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while conducting stop and search at Head-Bridge Asaba, flagged down a Toyota Hiace bus for a routine check.

“During the search, three cartons containing 100 bottles of CSC Codeine and 400 sachets of 250mg of Tramadol, and some other suspected hard drugs were recovered from the trio of Lucky Emmanuel ‘m’ of Ughelli aged 40yrs, and Enunwuune Snu ‘m’ aged 46yrs, and Jacob Efedeye ‘m’ aged 32yrs.

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“Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing”.

In December, the police arrested two suspected notorious church robbery syndicates in the state.

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Former Borno Deputy Governor’s Daughter Loses Husband 5 Months After Wedding[PHOTOS]

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Yasmin, the daughter of former Borno State Deputy Gov. Adamu Shettima Yuguda Dibal, has lost her husband, Abdulrahman Sabo Maina, five months after their wedding.

Abdulrahman passed away on Sunday morning, July 14, 2024.

The couple got married in February 2024.

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Family members, friends and the couple’s wedding photographer, Maigaskiya Studio, confirmed the sad news on social media.

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JUST IN: Gunmen Kill One, Kidnap Four In Anambra

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No fewer than four unidentified individuals were kidnapped, and one known person was killed by gunmen in Anambra state on Saturday night.

The incidents occurred at various locations within the state without any visible security presence.

It was gathered that at Ifite Awka, near the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) gate, two people were abducted after gunmen fired shots.

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The report also has it that another person was kidnapped in the evening on Peter Obi’s Agulu-Oraukwu Road.

It was learnt that the most distressing incident took place at night in Oye Market, Nimo, Njikoka local government area, where another individual was taken by the gunmen.

In Enuavomimi village, Enugwu-Ukwu, also in Njikoka, a man identified as Clement Eduzor was killed by the assailants.

Reports also indicated that in each location, the gunmen fired sporadically before abducting their victims.

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Residents have criticized the police, accusing them of arriving only after the incidents had occurred.

The state police public relations officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed that one of the incidents but did not comment on the others.

In his reaction, Ikenga, said through a statement on Sunday, July 14, in Awka, that the command was responding to the incident at Ifite-Awka

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He said: “The Commissioner of Police Anambra State, Nnaghe Obono Itam states that efforts are ongoing to arrest the assailants and rescue the victims of the abduction incident on 13/7/2024 captured in a video along Ifite – Amansea road, Awka.

“Meanwhile, the Police responding team recovered the abandoned victim’s vehicle, and joint security measures/personnel positioning are already in place to forestall such related incidents in the state.”

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Why I Convinced My Wife To Sell Our Baby — Suspect

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A 28-year-old man, yesterday, narrated how he convinced his wife to sell their two-year-old baby to raise money for him to travel out of the country.

The father of one, a labourer, identified as Uchenna Eziekwe and his wife, Chineye (22), were arrested while enquiring how to sell their baby boy at the Isolo General Hospital, Lagos.
Explaining how they were arrested, a spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hudenyin, revealed that the arrest was effected on July 9, 2024.

He said: “About 2:45 p.m., on Tuesday, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Isolo Police Station received information that a couple went to the Isolo General Hospital, declaring their intention to sell their baby boy.

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“Upon receipt of the information, operatives from the division moved swiftly to the hospital, where Uchenna Eziekwe and Chineye Eziekwe were about to sell their child. The baby was rescued. Upon interrogation, the couple said they decided to sell the baby to enable the man to travel to Canada for greener pastures. However, investigation is ongoing.”

Speaking with journalists, Eziekwe said the decision to sell the child was his, attributing his action to the harsh economy.

He said: “It was a difficult decision, but we had no choice but to sell our baby. We felt it would be better to sell him to someone who can take care of him than to allow him to die of hunger.
“I muted the idea and convinced my wife. We had to do it because of hardship. I am a labourer, I go to construction sites to look for work while my wife does nothing. Like I said, it was a hard decision.”

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