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Police Bust Syndicates Specialise In Stealing Of 220KVA Generators In Delta



…Recover one AK-47 rifle, double barrel gun, cartridges near Delta secondary school


A 49-year-old one Titus Sunday from Port-Harcourt, has been arrested after he confessed to police investigators how they usually stole 220KVA generators within Asaba metropolis, Delta State.

The suspect who was arrested on Sunday January 29, had led police operatives to Awka, where one of the 220KVA generator stolen along Mariam Babangida way Asaba was recovered.


State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Bright Edafe who disclosed this on Monday in a statement issued to newsmen, said; “Sequel to the incessant complaints received by the Command on the activities of hoodlums who break into people’s houses and steal their generators, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali, issued a marching order to DPOs especially within the Asaba metropolis to fish out the perpetrators or risk being removed as a DPO.

“Acting on this directives, the DPO GRA gathered intelligence that led to the arrest of one Titus Sunday ‘m’ aged 49yrs in Port-Harcourt. During interrogation, the suspect confessed to be part of the syndicate that specializes in stealing generators within the Asaba metropolis, and he led operatives to Awka, where one 220KVA generator stolen along Mariam Babangida way Asaba was recovered.

“The suspect on 29/01/2023 also led operatives to their hideout in Asaba, and seven other suspected stolen sound-proof generators were also recovered. Manhunt for the other members is ongoing”, he added.

Meanwhile, operatives of raiders squad deployed from Delta Police Command to Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state, has recovered one AK-47 rifle,  one double barrel gun and cartridges after a major raid on suspected cultists hideout at the back of Oghara Grammer School.



The Police image maker, said on 26/01/2023, the DPO Ovwian Aladja received an information that two members of a dreaded armed robbery/kidnapping gang were sighted at a club in Udu LGA, the DPO CSP Aliyu Shaba swiftly mobilized and led police operatives, stormed the club where one of the suspect was arrested.

He said the suspect who immediately confessed to be a member of an armed robbery/kidnapping gang, later led operatives to their hideout in Udu where the police operatives were engaged in a serious gun duel by his gang members.

Edafe said in an ensuing gun duel, one of the suspects was neutralized by the operatives while the suspect arrested at the club was fatally wounded in the cross fire but other members of the gang escaped.

“One AK47 rifle and twenty-seven (27) rounds of 7.62 ammunition were recovered. The injured suspect gave up the ghost before he could get to the hospital.

“Manhunt for the other fleeing members of the gang is ongoing, he said.

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