Police Arrest Armed Robber During Church Service

A member of a 3-man robbery gang arrested at Okrikpere, Orerokpe in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State was among 18 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists paraded on Thursday at the Ughelli Area Command headquarter.

Briefing newsmen while parading the suspects, Delta State commissioner of police, Mr Alkali Usman explained that the suspect, identified as Daniel Nonso, was apprehended at Covenant Peace Ministry when the pastor on suspecting their motive, alerted the police of their mission leading to the arrest of the suspect while his gang members escaped.

Alkali told newsmen that among the 18 suspects, 14 are armed robbery and kidnap suspects while 4 are suspected cultists adding that 2 kidnap victims were also rescued at various parts of the Ughelli Area Command.

Items recovered according to the police boss include; 60 rounds of ammunition, 23 cartridges, 24 locally made guns and 10 different brands of vehicles.

Speaking on the successes recorded so far, Alkali admitted that there has been an upsurge in criminal activities in Ughelli in the past one month adding that the police would continue to do everything within the law in ensuring that criminality is brought to its barest minimum in the command.

Earlier, the police boss in a meeting with the vigilantes, urged them to operate within the laws in the discharge of their duties and to work in synergy with the police. (Vanguard)
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