A clergyman was among armed robbery and kidnapping syndicate group that were paraded on Thursday by Delta State Police Command in Asaba, the state capital. State Police Commissioner, Muhammad Alhaji Mustafa, who disclosed this said that the pastor, one Rev. Ignatius Ogboi, (51 yrs) of Ignatius Close Umunede in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta state, was arrested for gun running and peddling of prohibited drugs. He was arrested by the State Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad (SAKCCS) following discreet Intelligence gathering, he said. The suspect, according to the police is a business man and Pastor of Salvation Army Church Mbiri, Ika North East LG, Delta State who specializes in sponsoring kidnapping/armed robbery operations within Agbor, Um
The Delta State Police Command has dismissed rumours making the round that over 2000 members of Boko Haram were already in Asaba, as part of the agenda to Islamize Nigeria. State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zanna Ibrahim in a statement made available to BigPen Online on Friday allayed fear of residents who were made to believe that the insurgents group had overran Asaba, the state capital and Sapele. He described the rumour as "spurious and irresponsible", saying that it was spread through WhatsApp. "The Command considers such ill-conceived rumour-mongering as unacceptable and a calculated attempt to sow seeds of confusion, hate, chaos and anarchy in the state. "It notes that the originator(s) and purveyors of the rumour cannot in any way correctly lay claim to being Christ
The Delta State Police Command has warned mischief makers to steer clear of the state during the January 6 local government elections. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim who gave this caution, also ordered the restriction of vehicular movements in the State from 6:am to 3:pm on the Election Day. In a statement made available to BigPen Online on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018, the CP noted that only those on official and emergency duties with valid means of identification as well as the electorates with permanent voters’ cards, going to their registered polling units to cast their votes, will be allowed passage during the restriction order. While noting that the restriction order is a security measure tailored towards checkmating movement of probable mischief
The Delta State Police Command has announced the creation of three additional Area Commands to compliment the existing ones, bring the number of Area Commands in the state to six. State Commissioner of Police, CP. Zanna M. Ibrahim, announced this on Thursday in a statement made available to BigPen Online. The three new Area Commands are Agbor, Ozoro and Sapele were craved from the existing Area Commands of Asaba, Ughelli and Warri. Making the announcement, Ibrahim said that the additional Commands were created as part of efforts geared towards bringing policing nearer to the grassroots in line with the policy on Community Policing. "The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Idris K. Ibrahim psc, mni has approved the creation of new Area Commands across the country and fortunatel
The police in Delta State have arrested the fleecing cop who allegedly shot a student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Sofia Ogogo, and a civil servant, Victor Emeagwai, at a checkpoint in Ibusa, close to Asaba, the state capital. Besides, the state police command also confirmed that it has four other policemen on the team arrested while the Divisional Police Officer of Ibusa police station was queried for lacking in supervision. This was contained in a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka who quoted the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim as reaffirming the Command’s readiness at all times to ensure fairness and justice in all its dealings with members of the public. The arrest of the fleeing officer, Sgt.
For allegedly being involved in criminal activities, the Delta State Police Command has arrested members of a vigilante group in Abraka and launched manhunt for three others who are currently on the run. The five vigilante members were said to have attacked one Alhaji Mohammed Basa aged 55 years and his son, Mohammed Dio aged 24 years from Nasarawa State while traveling from Kwale to Benin in a Motorcycle. Police source said that during the attack, the five vigilante member’s stabbed Alhaji Bas with knives severally with a view to killing him while his son Dio escaped and ran to Abraka Police station to laid complain. Giving graphic details of the attack in a statement titled ‘Armed Robbery Attack and Suspected Murder’, Delta Police spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka said, “At abou
The Delta Police Command has confirmed the reported attack on Hausa quarters in Asaba, Delta State, saying fours persons were killed by the invaders. State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna who confirmed the incident which happened on Friday, September 15th, 2017, at about 10:45pm, said two suspects have been arrested so far over the incident which had caused tension of possible reprisal in the metropolis. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, who said the arrest was made at the early hours of Saturday, named the two suspects as, Abraham Ndudi ‘m’, 24 years old from Kwale, Delta State and Okereke Ifeanyi ‘m’, 21 yrs from Ogbaru in Anambra State. He said that the police are already interrogating the suspects to know their involvement in t
A mobile police officer, who allegedly shot dead a 32-year-old man, Mr. Fred Ejovwokoghene-Igueride, during a burial ceremony at Emede in Isoko South Council Area of Delta State, Sergeant Habila Samaila, has been dismissed. Ejovwokoghene-Igueride a father of two, was shot dead while trying to exchange pleasantries with his former employer, one Chief Johnny Aribogha on Saturday 19th August 2019. Sergeant Samaila, who was attached to 33 PMF Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, was dismissed on Tuesday by the Delta State Police Command on grounds of professional misconduct and murder of the deceased. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed Samaila’s dismissal in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday. The command while expressing condolences to t
A notorious political thug who is known within Isoko axis of Delta State as "Ewele" has been reported killed by the police. BigPen Online was told on Wednesday that the deceased simply identified as Oghenero Akpoboma, Alias Ewele met his waterloo on Monday following report that he was allegedly involved in a kidnap incident. He was reportedly shot died when trying to resist police arrest in Oyede community, Isoko North Council Area. It was gathered that police deployed to Oyede on account of a kidnap incident in which Ewele was fingered shot the deceased on the leg when resisting arrest but he later died from excessive bleeding while he was being conveyed to Asaba, the state capital. Sources revealed that Ewele, shot into notoriety during the Irri crisis where he worked on ...
An Italian national suspected to be a leader of a notorious Kidnap ring in Delta State has been apprehended, BigPen Online can report. The suspect simply identified as Fernando Blessing, ring leader of a syndicate group reportedly terrorizing residents of Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North council Area was paraded on Thursday at the State Police Headquarters, Asaba. Also paraded alongside the foreigner were leaders of another deadly kidnap syndicate arrested around Warri area, the commercial nerve Centre of the state. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, explained that Fernando was arrested when he came to collect ransom of additional sum of N50,000 from a kidnap victim’s relatives having earlier collected the sum of N250,000. Other suspects, Lucky Unumeri and C