Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Delta State Police Command have arrested some notorious armed robbers during a sting operation in the State.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya disclosed this in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST.
DSP Onovwakpoyeya said the SARS Operatives also recovered “one locally made single barrel gun, nine live cartridges, with twenty rounds of live ammunition and seven exoctic cars” from the suspected armed robbers.
According to DSP Onovwakpoyeya, “On 23/01/2019,one Famous Faghola ‘m’ of No.24 Akah Avenue was attacked and his Lexus 250 car was snatched at gun point by armed robbers at Effurun axis of Warri.
“The case was transferred to SARS without suspects. After a long period of manhunt for the suspects by SARS Operatives, on 07/05/2019, they were able to track down and arrest the gang leader and one other, names withheld.
“The two arrested suspects have confessed to the crime and many other robberies and car snatching crime within Warri and Abraka areas.
“One locally made single barrel gun, nine live cartridges with twenty rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
“Similarly, the complainant’s stolen Lexus 250 car with six other exotic vehicles and a Keke Napep stolen from different locations within the State have also been recovered.
“The other vehicles recovered includes one M/Benz 450 4 Matic Jeep,One Lexus 330 Jeep,One Lexus 300 Jeep,One Sienna Bus,One Toyota Camry car, One Toyota Corolla car and One Keke Napep.”
Onvwakpoyeya said investigation was still on-going with a view to arresting other fleeing members of the gang still at large and recovering of more stolen vehicles already sold out by the suspects outside the State.
She said the Delta State Commssioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke has assured the good people of the State of his commitment to their safety and security at all times, just as he has vowed to make the State uncomfortable for criminals.