The Security Operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad, Delta State have apprehended three suspected drug dealers for illegal possession of one locally made double barrel Pistol and two live cartridges concealed in a bag, one techno phone, one Infinix phone, one OPPO phone, one APPO phone, and the cash sum of N5,750 recovered from them.
The suspects are: Anthony Onyekaba “m”, a driver from No. 223 Asei Quarters Azagba, Eze Paul ‘m’ aged 27 and Henry Dukkwu aged 28 both from lssele-Azagba in Aniocha North LGA.
DSP Bright Edafe, the state PPRO who revealed this in press release on Wednesday said while on visibility patrol along Issele-Azagba/Ogwashi-Uku road, acting on credible information intercepted a tricycle (Keke) with Delta State
The statement read partly;
Investigation is ongoing. Similary, on 1/9/2022, Patrol team attached to Warri Area Command intercepted a suspicious looking boy later identified as Conference Nyerhovwo ‘m’ aged 20yrs of Jesse town in Ethiope West LGA, Delta State, carrying a bag.
The Policemen subjected the suspect and the bag to a search, upon searching the said bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel short gun and four rounds of live cartridges were recovered from the bag.
He was arrested and taken to the Area Command.
Investigations later revealed that the suspect was on a revenge mission, claiming that some suspected cultists murdered his elder brother named Ovie Nyerhovwo, he further stated that he contacted his friend who lives in Ghana to tell him where he hid his gun. He was on his way to carry out the act, when the Police intercepted him and recovered the gun. Investigation is ongoing.
In another development, on the 01/09/2022 at about 2130hrs, operatives attached to Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) raided a black spot at Owa-Oyibo in Ika North East LGA.
The raid carried out by the operatives led to the arrest of two drug dealers, one Mrs. Ogala Juliet ‘f’ 42yrs and one Ifeadi Macaulay ‘m’ 26yrs. The following exhibits were recovered from them, two (2) bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, twenty (20) cans of liquid substances suspected to be “monkey tail”. Investigation is ongoing.
In the Command’s resolve to fight the menace caused by Indian hemp/ controlled drugs dealers, the Delta State Commissioner of Police has ordered that continuous raids be carried out by DPOs in their area of responsibility.
The CP also admonished the youths to stay away from these substances capable of destroying their lives.