Police arrest armed robber who specializes in snatching motorcycles, 1 other in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a notorious armed robbery suspect, who specializes in snatching motorcycles from unsuspecting members of the public. 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, August 3, said the suspect, Isaac Dantata, was trailed and arrested after snatching a motorcycle from one of his victims.

specializes in snatching motorcycles

Edafe said, “On 30/7/2022, the Command received information, that a suspect snatched a motorcycle along St Desmond road, Okpanam with a dagger.

“The Area Commander Asaba, detailed Police Operatives attached to the Area Command to investigate and ensure that the suspect is arrested and brought to book.

“Consequently, on 31/7/2022, the team embarked on an intelligence led investigation, trailed and arrested the suspect named Isaac Dantala, along Asaba-Onitsha Expressway and the motorcycle with reg no UDD 332 DH was recovered alongside the dagger.”

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In another development, the Delta State Police Command also said it arrested a notorious armed robbery suspect, who has been threatening and harassing the customers of Dominion hotel’s and suit in Umunede area of the State.

Bright Edafe, in the statement on Wednesday, August 3, said the suspect, Precious Azuka, was arrested after a distress call was received from Dominion hotel’s and suit in Umunede, threatening their customers with a gun and sending them away.

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Edafe said, “on 2nd of August, 2022, the Command received a distress call was received from Dominion hotel’s and suit in Umunede, that a man was threatening their customers with a gun and sending them away, thereby constituting nuisance and disturbing the public peace within the vicinity.

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He said Patrol team attached to Umunede Division were the suspect was arrested.

He said one locally made cut-to-size pistol was recovered from the him.

In another development, Edafe said, “on 02/08/2022 at about 1035hrs, Operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad, while on surveillance patrol along 74, Anwai-Illah road Oshimili South LGA, were attacked by some armed hoodlums, the operatives quickly took cover and engaged the marauders in a serious gun battle thereby forcing them to a retreat.

“However, in the ensuing gun duel, one of the suspects later identified as Japhet (surname unknown), who has been on the Command’s wanted list for involvement in numerous attacks on Police personnel, and killing of innocent persons, sustained gunshot injuries, he was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

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He said one locally fabricated beretta pistol with two [2] 9mm live ammunition and one Qlink motorcycle with reg no. WKP 270 QW abandoned by the other gang members were recovered.

He said a Manhunt has been launched for the fleeing gang members while investigation is ongoing.

Source: Delta State Police Command

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