Crime & Justice

Police arrest two suspects in Delta, recover AK-47 rifle

BY Vivian Chime

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The police command in Delta has arrested two suspects and recovered live AK-47 ammunition.

Bright Edafe, the command spokesperson, on Wednesday said the suspects were nabbed on Tuesday by the A division anti-crime patrol team in Warri, the state capital.

He said the team were on a visibility and confidence building patrol to curtail activities of kidnappers and armed robbers, when the suspects were arrested.

“During the patrol, the team intercepted a tricycle at the Eagle roundabout by Ogunu bridge, conveying three occupants,” Edafe said.

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“The occupants were subjected to a search and in the process, 30 rounds of 7.62 AK-47 live ammunition were recovered from two of the passengers.”

Edafe added that the suspects were in police custody, and that investigations were ongoing.

He said Wale Abass, the commissioner of police, commended the team and encouraged them to sustain the tempo on criminal elements in the state.

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He said Abass also urged members of the public to cooperate with the police during stop-and-search duties.

“It is for the collective good of the residents. Help the police to do their work by monitoring your environments and reporting any suspicious persons or movement within your areas,” Abass was quoted as saying.

He further assured people of the state of the command’s commitment to the fight against crime.

 

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