The Nigerian Police Command in Delta state says it is interrogating one Obong Ebe for alleged possession of cocaine in Delta state.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Edafe Bright, acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, made this known on Friday during a briefing in Warri.
Bright said that the suspect, who is currently at the police custody, was arrested on April 15th, by operatives of the Division A in Quick Response Team at Warri.
He further noted that the team was led by CSP Tanko Mahmud, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Warri Division.
“On April 15th, at about 1500hrs, the DPO, Warri Division, CSP Mahmud, mobilized Quick Response Team from ‘A’ Division, Warri, and stormed a black spot at Jeddo by Hausa Quarters.
“There one Ebe, aged 26, was arrested with 16 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine. The suspect is in our custody and investigation is in progress,” he noted.
Bright also said that two victims, a male and a female, who were hit by distant stray bullets on April 15th, by suspected robbers/kidnappers in Warri South has been discharged from the hospital.
“On April 15th, 2021 at about 2040hrs while men of ‘A’ Division Warri Patrol team were on routine patrol, they heard gun shots suspected to have been released by armed robbers/kidnappers around Odion Road junction in Warri.
“The patrol team swiftly locate where the gunshot was heard and as the team closed in on the hoodlums, they quickly abandoned the victims, shot randomly and escaped into the bush.
“They abandoned one tricycle (keke) with registration number: DELTA EFR 060 WZ.
“One mobile phone, two expended cartridges were recovered from the scene.
“One Mr Alfred Erheren (41years of age) and Mrs Stella Maris (39years of age) who were caught up by a distant stray bullet pellets from the hoodlums were rescued and taken to the hospital immediately, treated and discharged,” Bright said.
In view of this recent development, Bright stated that the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, CP Ari Ali, had instructed all the DPOs in the state to sustain and improve the tempo to wipe out unwanted elements in Delta state Nigeria.
He lastly said that the police command was on the trail of the fleeing suspects and urged the public to provide any useful information that could help the police to apprehend the hoodlums.
Police Arrest Rapist In Akwa Ibom State
Police in Akwa Ibom state have arrest a rapist, who allegedly forcefully raped a 17-year-old girl.
A young man of 26 years from Ikot Ubo was arrested as he forcefully raped girl of 17 year on her way to school.
The Vice chairman of Oruk Anam, Hon. Uduak Umoh who handed over the rapist to the police, warmed Oruk Anam indigenes to desist from rapping, kinnapping, and other social vices.
While rushing the girl to Poly Clinic, Ata Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam Local Government Area, the young girl was said to have been seriously wounded.
Abuja Police Reiterate Commitment to Clamp Down on Criminals
The Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) Police Command has reiterate its commitment to clamp down on all criminal elements within the state while issuing a serious warning that those caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Commissioner of Police, CP, Babaji Sunday made this known during a press conference at the command’s headquarters, Abuja.
The commissioner who reiterated the commitment of the command in ensuring that criminal activities are removed from the FCT, also warned those flaunting the ban on the use of tinted vehicles and covered number plates to desist from such acts.
He assured residents of Abuja that the Command is providing enough security for the protection of lives and properties particularly in the ‘Ember months when criminal activities are believed to be on the increase.
He said, “I want to sound a note of warning to criminal elements within FCT to desist from their nefarious activities or face the full wrath of the law. Also, I wish to reiterate the ban on the use of tinted vehicles and covered number plates within the FCT, as all violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
“I want to use this medium to reassure FCT residents of the command’s unwavering commitment toward the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.
“In addition, I wish to express my profound gratitude to the Inspector-General of Police IGP. Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, FDC, the Honorable Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello for their unflinching support towards the FCT command.
“I also want to appreciate Gentlemen of the Press and all those who volunteered useful information to the command in its fight against crime within the FCT”.
Police Indict Man for Allegedly Defrauding Pastor N1.2m
The Lagos state police has indict one Taiwo Awopetu (45-year-old man) before Magistrate Court at Badagry, for allegedly defrauding one Pastor Felix Ogoh of N1.2 million.
Taiwo Awopetu, whose address is still unknown, is facing a two-count charge (fraud and stealing).
The prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, told the court that the defendant (Taiwo Awopetu) committed the various offence sometimes in January 2021 at Ajara, Badagry area of Lagos, Nigeria.
Uko said the defendant allegedly collected the sum of N1.2 million from the complainant under the pretext of selling a Toyota Corolla 2006 model to him.
He told the court that the defendant converted the money to his personal use.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 314 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.
The defendant was granted a bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum by the Chief Magistrate, the person of Patrick Adekomaiya.
The Chief Magistrate said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
The chief magistrate then adjourned the case until Nov.23, for mention.