Delta Police Gun Down 3 Kidnappers, arrest 20 year-old drug dealer and a gun runner

The Delta State Police Command has gunned down 3 suspected kidnappers and arrested 2 notorious criminals (a drug dealer and a Gun runner) in Asaba areas of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, stated this on Monday in Asaba.

He said, “On 5/6/2022 at about 1235hrs, Operatives of Command’s Rapid Response Squad while on undercover anti-crime patrol along Asaba/Benin expressway, some armed hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers numbering about five {5} suddenly emerged from the bush around Umunede, and fired gunshots at the space bus in an attempt to rob and possibly kidnap the occupants but unknown to them that the occupants were undercover police operatives.”

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“The team smartly disembarked from the vehicle and returned fire. The Armed hoodlums on realizing that their potential victims were policemen ran into the bush. The team went into a fierce gun duel with the hoodlums during which three {3} members of the gang were fatally wounded and one fabricated revolver pistol, six {06} 7.62mm live ammunition, four {04} expended 7.62mm ammunition were recovered from them.”

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Edafe said the injured hoodlums were taken to the hospital but they died while receiving treatment. According to him, a manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.

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Similarly, Edafe said while acting on a tip-off, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Cult Unit, raided a criminal hideout in an uncompleted building along Mariam Babangida way opposite North- West filling Station Asaba, Delta State on the 4th of June, 2022.

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He said during the raid, five hundred and forty {540} rounds of live cartridges, three {03} Elepac Generators, one solar light, one {01} singer sewing machine, two {02} television sets and one {01} Lifan motorcycle all suspected to have been stolen were recovered and the suspect named Suleiman Musa ‘m’ age 48yrs was arrested.

In a similar vain, Edafe revealed that operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad while on Aberdeen system of patrol along Asaba Ogwashi-Uku expressway, intercepted a commercial vehicle which they subjected to search.

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Drug dealer

According to him, during the search, four thousand and fifty-four {4054} wraps of substance suspected to be Cocaine, nine hundred and fifty-four {954} wraps of heroines were recovered on a bag belonging to one of the passengers named Edea Samuel ‘m’ age 20yrs of Ochele Street off Ojugbana Drive Ezenei, Asaba.

Source: DELTA STATE COMMAND, ASABA.

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