Operatives of the Delta State Police Command has arrested three suspected cultists and armed robbers at Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Goverment Area of the state.
Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said the suspects were arrested following reports of incessant gunshots in the home of one Monday Igwe.
“On the 16/6/2021 at about 1030hrs, The Divisional Police Officer Owa-Oyibu Division acting on credible intelligence that at night time, there is incessant gun shots in Owa-Alero community around the residence of one Monday Igwe ‘m’ 28yrs,” he stated.
“Consequently, a combined team of police/vigilante led by the divisional crime officer stormed the premises at Ale Igwe quarters, when search conducted search, two (2) locally made cut-to-size pistol were recovered.
“He confessed one Frank Ewere Mafile ‘m’ 32yrs who he claimed supplies him cartridges, Frank Ewere Mafile was arrested at his home and two (2) locally made cut-to-size pistol was also recovered from him.
“His confession also led to the arrest of one Ngozi Elelegwu ‘m’ 39yrs of Anslem Street off Ogbocho road by General Hospital Owanta, one (1) locally made double barrel gun and three (3) live cartridges were recovered from him. He admitted to have sold twelve (12) live cartridges to Frank Ewere Mafile at rate of six thousand five hundred naira (N6,500).
“Monday Igwe also confessed that he bought the arms at Nnewi in Anambra State at the rate of thirty thousand naira each (N30, 000.00). All suspects have been arrested and transferred to state criminal investigation department for further investigation,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Delta state, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, while assuring members of the public particularly residents of the state of the command determination to make the state safe for all, also urged them to continue supporting the police.