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.