Police Arrest Notorious Criminal, Others, Recover Weapons, In Delta

The suspect, Ekene Okonji, aka Galaxy

Operatives of the Anti-Crime Patrol Team, Ibusa Division, Delta State, in conjunction with Ibusa anti-cult volunteers, have arrested a criminal known for terrorizing Ibusa Community and its environs.

Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, disclosed this Sunday, 29 May.

TheFact Nigeria gathers that upon searching the suspect, Ekene Okonji, (m), also known as ‘galaxy’, one locally made cut-to-size short gun, seven live cartridges were recovered.

Suspect is currently in custody and investigation is ongoing.

In a similar development, the Commissioner of Police, in the State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, directed the DPO Sapele Division to carry out intensive raid in the Community and ensure that sanity is restored.

The order came on the heels of reports of restiveness in the oil producing Ugboren community of Sapele Local Government Area in the State, over tussle for leadership.

Consequently, on Saturday, 28 May, 2022, combined teams of Policemen attached to Sapele Division and men of the Nigerian army attached to 91 battalion carried out intensive raid in the community, including their community shrine.

During the raid, two FNC assault rifles were recovered and two suspects arrested. Measures have been put in place to forestall any further breakdown of law and order.

Furthermore, the Command Raiders Operatives while on investigation activities along Asaba – Benin Expressway in Okpanam, on 28 May, intercepted some hoodlums suspected to be cultists.

The suspects on sighting the team took to their heels but the team chased them and in the process arrested six of the suspects, among whom are Sunday Okafor Destiny, Stephen Osamota Pius.

One locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun, six expended cartridges and one 9mm live ammunition were recovered.

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