The Delta State Police Command says it has recovered six luxury cars and a tricycle popularly known as Keke NAPEP stolen by hijackers from different locations within the state.
This is coming on backdrop of the arrest of an armed robbery suspect who allegedly stole the vehicle of one Famous Faghola at gun point at Effurun axis of Warri.
The arrest was said to have led to the intense investigation and subsequent arrest of the suspect and one other purportedly specialised on car hijacking and selling of stolen vehicles.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya in a statement on Monday said, “On 23/01/2019, one Famous Faghola ‘m’ of No. 24 Akah Avenue was attacked and his Lexus 250 car was snatched at gun point by armed robbers at Effurun axis of Warri.
“The case was transferred to SARS without suspects. After a long period of manhunt for the suspects by SARS Operatives, on 07/05/2019, they were able to track down and arrest the gang leader and one other, names withheld.
“The two arrested suspects have confessed to the crime and many other robberies and car snatching crime within Warri and Abraka areas.
“One locally made single barrel gun, nine live cartridges with twenty rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
‘Similarly, the complainant’s stolen Lexus 250 car with six other exotic vehicles and a Keke Napep stolen from different locations within the State have also been recovered.
She mentioned the items recovered to include:
1. One M/Benz 450 4 Matic Jeep
2. One Lexus 330 Jeep
3. One Lexus 300 Jeep
4. One Sienna Bus
5. One Toyota Camry car
6. One Toyota Corolla car
7. One Keke Napep.
According to her, investigation is still on-going with a view to arresting other fleeing members of the gang still at large and recovering of more stolen vehicles already sold out by the suspects outside the State.
“The CP assures the good people of Delta State of his commitment to their safety and security at all times as he hasvowed to make the State uncomfortable for criminals, while warning them to quitcrime or relocate from the State, the statement added.