Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a 46-year-old man, Omoruyi Osemudiamen, with 250 rounds of live cartridges concealed in a bag.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Sunday, August 6, 2023, said operatives attached to the Dragon Patrol intercepted the suspect along Benin/Asaba Expressway at Issele-Uku.
“On 3/8/2023 at about 1600hours, Police operatives attached to Dragon Patrol while on visibility and confidence-building patrol along Benin/Asaba Expressway at Issele-uku, intercepted a commercial Sienna vehicle and subjected the passengers and their bags to a search. During the search, two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of live cartridges concealed in a bag were recovered. The owner of the bag Identified as Omoruyi Osemudiamen ‘m’ age 46yrs was arrested and taken into custody. Investigation is ongoing,” the PPRO stated.
In another development, acting on a tip-off, on 3/8/2023, a combined team of Bufallo and Eagle-Net Special Squad of the command stormed summit road in Asaba and arrested one James Moro ‘m’ aged 23yrs, and a locally fabricated pump action gun was recovered from him.
Investigation later revealed that the suspect uses the gun to rob innocent persons at night along that axis. Investigation is ongoing.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass calls on members of the public not to relent when they face any security challenges urging all to trust and report cases of kidnapping and other related issues to the Command and trust that the culprits will be arrested and prosecuted.