Delta police arrest 2 for robbery, recovers stolen items

By Chuks Peter, DELTA |

The Delta State Police Command says it has arrested two robbery suspects that actively participated in the armed robbery operations that took place at the Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State on June 20, 2024.

In a release signed by the Commands Public Relations Officer, SP. Bright Edafe, and made available to Journalists, the suspects, Okoro Udochukwu ‘m’ (36) of Ore II Community and one Sunday Dickson ‘m’ (32) of Ore II Community, were arrested in hotel at Aziza Junction along the Effurun/Sapele road on June 24, 2024.

According to the Police image maker, following the armed robbery operations at the institution, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi, directed that the case be transferred to the DPO Ekpan Division CSP Aliyu Shaba for a discreet investigation.

The DPO in compliance with the CP’s directive swiftly embarked on an intelligence-led operation and on June 24, 2024 at about 1830hrs trailed the suspects to a hotel at Aziza Junction, Sapele Road and arrested one Okoro Udochukwu ‘m’ (36) of Ore II Community and one Sunday Dickson ‘m’ (32) also of Ore II Community being members of the six-man gang terrorising Warri, Sapele, Oghara and other parts of Delta State and specializes in breaking of churches, companies and warehouses while armed with guns.

Preliminary investigation revealed that on 26th of May 2024, they allegedly robbed a ware house in Warri and stole One hundred and twelve bags of rice and have sold some of them.

The suspects led the police to the arrest of Arinze Ezisi ‘m’ (44) of Okumaga community, one Titus Chinedu ‘m’ (47) of Okumaga community being the receivers of all the stolen properties, and a diligent search was conducted at their stores/houses which led to the recovery of thirty-eight bags of rice, one silver crest blender, one inverter engine with two inverter batteries, three sharp photocopying machines and two sharp standing AC, five LG Homes-Theaters.

Others recovered also include, one Hisense air conditioner, three inter com machine, one 50 inches black LG television , two shovels one black Hisense speaker, eight yards of armoured cable, six generators, five stabilisers, three Kenstar A/C, two Hisense standing AC, three Hisense inverter AC, peculiar professional mixer, three Kenstar standing AC one Panasonic AC, one pumping machine, five sound prinex , one Yamaha piano , five gas cylinders, twenty-one amplifiers, four guitars, four LG speakers, five microwave , two MP3, one OX standing fan, three chusion chairs, one large vita foam mattress, large quantity of copper.

They carry out these operations using two sienna vehicles and one shuttle bus which they use to carry the stolen item. Efforts are on to arrest other members of the gang, and recover their operational vehicle.

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