By Emma OBIAMIWE, Investigator Correspondent, Asaba/
ASABA- POLICE Operatives attached to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba have continued to neutralize hard drugs syndicates in the state with the recent bursting a middle-aged man with various types of orthodox hard drugs including weeds suspected to the India Hemp.
*The suspected hard drug syndicate…
This came even as a team of crack Police detectives swooped on a gang of kidnappers in their hideout in the thick forest somewhere in the state and liberated a victim of kidnap.
The arrest of the hard drug syndicates and rescue of the kidnapped victim sources said, followed a matching order by the Commissioner of Police CP Muhammed Ari Ali to his officers and men to ensure that the state was cleansed of all manners of criminalities including illicit drug deals.
A statement by the Command’s PRO, DSP Bright Adafe made available to CrimeWorld magazine online which confirmed the recent achievements also added that operatives punctured what looked like an initiation gathering of cultists in the state; arresting three in the process.
DSP Adafe said, “On 18/10/2021 at about 1430 hrs acting on credible intelligence, the command Rapid Response team raided a black spot at Ugbuwangue Warri. During the raid, three (3) suspects namely Abubakar Usman ‘m’ aged 30yrs, Ibrahim Sani ‘m’ aged 28yrs and Mohammed Bello ‘m’ aged 24yrs were arrested and eleven (11) sachets of Tramadol, three (3) bottles of codeine syrup, one (1) sachet of Swinol and fifty-four (54) wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them. suspects and exhibits are in custody while investigation is ongoing.
Similarly, On 16/10/2021 at about 2340hrs A distress caller reported at Abraka Division that at about 1700hrs of same date he gave his lexus car to his friend one Oghenero Iboyitete ‘m’ of Itagehene Street Abraka and that at about 2300hrs he came out of his gate only to find out that his car engine was on with the doors opened and his friend was nowhere to be found. The DPO Abraka Division detailed operatives who went on intelligence led investigation. The operatives on getting to the scene trailed them to a nearby bush and found a pair of slippers, two mobile phones and t-shirt all belonging to the victim. Trailing of the culprits was intensified which forced the kidnappers to flee abandoning the victim and he was rescued unhurt. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.
The Vikings cultists…
Continuing, the image maker said, “In a different development, on 15/10/2021 about 1130 hrs patrol team attached to Oghara division arrested one Davidson Umukoro ‘m’ age 22 years along Ajagbodudu road in Oghara. Suspect who wore red Barrett and red wrist watch confessed to be a member of Vikings confraternity. Also at about 1300hrs the duo of Awe Clever ‘m’ aged 38yrs and Iwaire Success ‘m’ aged 22yrs were also arrested under the palm trees close to Patos hotels in Oghara while others escaped into the bush the suspects were wearing their secret cult attire of red caps and customized t-shirt. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing members of the group.
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