Monday, 31 October 2016

67 robbery suspects arrested in Delta State

The Delta State Police Command recently disclosed that between September 28 and October 29, it has arrested 67 suspects in the state.

Tribune learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Zanna Ibrahim, made the disclosure at the command’s monthly press briefing at the headquarters on Saturday, in Asaba.

The police said the suspects were arrested over offenses, including kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, murder and cyber crime, among others at various parts of the oil-rich state

According to him, there were 12 armed robbery cases, seven kidnap cases, six cult cases and two cult-murder related cases, totalling 21.

Zanna noted that several arms and ammunition were also recovered from the hoodlums.
Rolling out the number,  he said nine locally-made guns, four locally-made pistols, four pump action guns, one AK-47 rifle, one G3 rifle, eight live cartridges, two expended cartridges, 73 rounds of live ammunition, as well as two kidnapped victims and five vehicles were recovered from the suspects.

He, therefore, decried the proliferation of arms and light weapons in the hands of hoodlums in the state, warning those with such weapons to surrender them to the police for peace to reign.

He said the Delta State Police Command, which was much aware of the constitutional right to freedom of movement across Nigeria, as sensibilities and cultural values of host communities must be respected.

He warned that the command would deal decisively with anyone, no matter how highly placed, who attempt to scuttle the relative peace in the state.


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