The Delta State Police Command has achieved significant success in its ongoing efforts to combat crime and maintain public safety.
In a series of recent operations, law enforcement officers successfully recovered a cache of illegal firearms and made several arrests, dealing a blow to criminal elements operating in the area.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Bright Edafe, on August 26, 2023, law enforcement personnel from ‘C’ Division Asaba, in conjunction with local vigilantes, engaged in a joint patrol near the Second Niger Bridge.
During the patrol, operatives spotted a young individual attempting to evade them while carrying a sack bag. Upon inspection of the abandoned bag, an AK-47 rifle was discovered.
The suspect managed to flee, but efforts to apprehend him are ongoing.
On August 20, 2023, the Command’s Decoy squad apprehended Godfrey Tietie, known as “Don Baby,” a notorious cultist responsible for disturbances in Oghara and its surroundings. A locally fabricated revolver pistol was seized from him. Investigation indicates that Tietie was not only a cultist but also involved in supplying firearms to other criminals.
Also, in the early hours of August 24, 2023, the Command’s Raiders squad, led by DSP Akanya Agboga, intervened in a suspected cult initiation ceremony at a criminal hideout along Isa-Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South LGA. The suspects managed to escape, but a search of the premises yielded a locally fabricated Berretta pistol and four rounds of live ammunition.
In a proactive move on August 16, 2023, the Ekpan Division, led by CSP Aliyu Shaba, responded to credible intelligence regarding criminal activities in Warri, Udu, Koko, and their environs.
The surveillance team trailed the criminals to an uncompleted building at Aladja Grammar School in Udu Local Government, where a cache of weapons was discovered, including an AK-47 rifle, a pump-action gun, two locally made cut-to-size guns, and ammunition.
In a similar incident on August 20, 2023, the Ekpan Division uncovered two locally made single barrel guns and 18 live cartridges, abandoned by suspects who fled upon detection.
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Wale Abass PSC, has seized the opportunity to appeal to the public, especially parents and guardians, to dissuade their wards from participating in cultism and criminal activities. The Commissioner emphasized that the police force is resolute in its commitment to eradicating crime from the state and urged citizens to contribute by providing timely and credible information.
For assistance and reporting, the public can reach out to the following control room numbers:
09155570007 (PRO’s Office)