7th May, 2014:
DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND MAKES REMARKABLE BREAKTHROUGH INTO THE GRUESOME MURDER OF 2 VIGILANTE CHIEFS FROM THE WARRI AXIS OF THE STATE
Following the gruesome murder of Hon Prosper Erhinyojare – Chairman of Udu Central Vigilante Group on 17th April, 2014 and one Godwin Migaga (aka Kpuff Man) – leader of Red Bar Security on 22nd April, 2014, respectively; investigation was immediately stepped up and our dragnet so far, has successfully caught the underlisted suspected hoodlums positively identified to have taken part in the Conspiracy, acts and omissions that led to the death of the 2 Vigilante Chiefs, viz;
1) Eric Umokoro ‘m’ aged 30yrs
2) Akpojotor Christian Obele ‘m’
3) Joshua Ogheneovo ‘m’ (aka Abala)
4) Caleb Oghenetega (aka K-leg)
5) Solomon Olo ‘m’
6) Oke Onorede ‘f’
Other members of the gang still at large and have been declared wanted include;
1) David SNU,
2) Rege SNU,
3) Festus and
Items recovered from the arrested suspects include;
a) 2 Ak 47 Rifles
b) 90 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and
c) 2 locally made cut to size single barrelled short-guns
The arrested suspects, some of who had made confessional statements highlighting their functions and degree of involvement in the dastardly act, at the completion of investigation, will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Investigation has further revealed that the demonic intention of the hoodlums are purely geared at instilling fears on the populace by brutally snuffing the lives out of the 2 vigilante chiefs who had done so much to aid Security Agencies in their duties of law enforcement. The Command and its personnel will not rest on its oars until all the culprits indentified in this act are brought to book.
We however, implore you the good people of Delta State not to be deterred as the Police Force cannot do without your continuous support, particularly in this perilous time. With your collective input, we have the capacity to contain the criminal elements in our midst most of whom, from evidence at our disposal drift into Delta State from the sister states.
As could be seen from the displayed exhibits made up of arms and ammunition of different shades and sizes, recovered from hoodlums within the state in the past one month; there is an obvious arm build-up for which we have mapped out strategies to have them mopped-up.
It is already an over-flogged adage that we cannot achieve any meaningful development in an atmosphere devoid of peace, hence we welcome useful advice; suggestions and genuine information that will aid us in our duties of law enforcement, please.
6th May, 2014:
DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND TRACKED AN ARMED ROBBERYSUSPECT MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER COMMITTING THE CRIME
On 16/3/2013 a Toyota Highlander Jeep with Reg. No. NEN 48 AA belonging to one Jonah Okechukwu ‘m’ of No. 65 Water Works road Onitsha Anambra State was snatched from him on gun point by unknown hoodlums at Neni town Anambra State.
Sequel to the report, detectives from ‘A’ Division Asaba Delta State traced the vehicle to a compound at Umuagu quarters Asaba. The suspects sighted the detectives and escaped, abandoning the vehicle which was recovered to the police station. When the vehicle was searched a bank passbook and other items, properteries of one of the suspects one Basil Okafor ‘m’ of Casloba Crescent Umuagu Asaba were recovered. The said bank account was flagged since March 2013.
However, on 5/5/2014 the said Basil Okafor, aged 28yrs was arrested by detectives from ‘A’ Division Asaba while trying to make transaction with the flagged bank account. The suspect is undergoing investigation while efforts are on to track down fleeing members of his gang.
5th May, 2014:
OGWASHI-UKU CUT CLASH, ARMS AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED
On 2nd May 2014 at about 1230hrs, the police at Ogwashi-Uku Division received information that two rival cult groups were engaged in gun battle at Agidieshe quarters Ogwashi-Uku, resulting in the death of two suspected cultists, one Tony Njortie ‘m’, aged 25yrs and Umemezie Chukwuka Emmanuel ‘m’ aged 25yrs.
Consequently, Anti-Robbery Patrol team was immediately dispatched to the scene where the hoodlums on sighting the team took to their heels. The two corpses were removed and deposited at General Hospital Morgue Ogwashi-Uku for autopsy.
Items recovered from the scene include:
i. One locally made pistol short gun
ii. Three expended and one unexpended cartridges
iii. One battle axe
iv. Different handsets
Meanwhile, investigation is in progress while efforts are on to track down the fleeing cultists and bring them to justice.
The Command wish to once more advise youths in the state to shun cultism and related vices, but channel their youthful energies toward productive and profitable pastime that can add value to their lives and society.
DSP. CELESTINA KALU,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND.