The Delta State Police Command say a syndicate of armed robbery gang terrorizing, Warri, Udu, Ughelli and its environs have been busted.
A team of anti-robbery squad led by their commander SP Masoyi Dadi had on the 6th of March 2019 following a tip off, busted the gang by tracking down a member of the syndicate, through one of the Nokia phone robbed from a victim, acting police spokesman, ASP chuks Oresewezie said on Thursday.
He said, “The suspect, who was arrested with a pump action gun with seven cartridges, gave his name as Emmanuel Patrick “M” from Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa State, 32 years of age. The suspect, through discreet investigation confessed to the crime as well as gave the names of members of his gang. He admitted partaking in three armed robbery operations at Uvwie, Ughelli and Udu.
“He led the police to the gangs armory where two (2) other pump action guns, four (4) double barrel guns, one (1) single barrel gun, one (1) Air gun, two hundred and seventy four (274) cartridges, two (2) bullet proofs and four (4) bullet kolder were recovered, the police spokesman said.
Continuing, the police image maker in a statement said, “The gang’s armourer identified himself as Udenmba Ndu Ben, ‘m’ aged 80 yrs, who hails from Eskusigo Local Government Area ofAnambra State, has also been arrested. He also confessed to the crime; He admitted being in charge of servicing of the gangs arms and also supply them with ammunitions.
“The armourer (suspect) said he does not manufacture guns, but repairs, buys and sells arms and ammunitions. The team is intensifying effort towards arresting the other fleeing gang members.
“The Delta State Police Command, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, who commended the team, said this is a warning signal to all criminals in the command that there is no safe haven for them as no stone will be left unturned to ensure that all criminals in any guise are brought to book .
“He has vowed to employ every available security apparatus to rid the state of all forms of crimes and criminalities while assuring Deltans of his commitment to their safety and security”.