Police arrest 5 suspected armed robbers/kidnappers, recover arms, vehicles in Delta

The Police Command in Delta says it has arrested five suspected armed robbers/kidnappers in Sapele Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s acting Spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Warri.

He said that the suspects were nabbed by operatives of the command’s Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) in their hideout at Ogorode community.

“On Aug.15, at about 0230hrs (2.30 pm.), acting on credible information concerning a group of suspected armed robbers/kidnappers, the Delta Police Command’s Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) operatives stormed the criminals’ hideout at Ogorode community in Sapele.

“During the operation, five suspects were arrested.

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“Exhibits recovered from them included: one AK 47 rifle, with breech number: KT1921, one locally-fabricated AK47 rifle and two pump action guns.

“Others were: two locally-made single barrel guns, 47  rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and some quantity of hard drugs,” he said.

Bright also said that one Mercedes Benz SUV, with registration number: AFZ 735 HW, one Lexus SUV, with registration number: KUJ 983 NW and a Toyota Corolla car, with registration number: SAP 911 MX, were recovered from the suspects.

The police spokesman said that the case was under investigation. (NAN) 

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