Delta Police Arrest Female Suspected AK-47 Seller

The Delta State Command has achieved yet another significant milestone in the ongoing battle against crime and criminal activities. By adopting a proactive approach to crime fighting, the command has successfully created an environment of peace and security in the regions of Warri, Ughelli, and Sapele.

Arrest of Illegal Ammunition Dealer in Warri

In a targeted operation conducted on May 18, 2023, at approximately 18:57, the Crack Squad of the Delta State Command received actionable intelligence regarding a woman involved in the illegal sale of AK47 ammunition. Acting swiftly on this information, the operatives raided her premises situated near Effurun Roundabout in Warri. As a result, the suspect identified as Queen Uwagbogu, a 34-year-old female, was apprehended, and a seizure of one hundred (100) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition was made. The investigation into this case is currently underway.

Foiled Escape and Recovery of Weapons in Ughelli and Sapele

On the same day, at approximately 07:45, officers from the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) were conducting a routine stop and search operation in the Oworigbala community along Okpara-Oworh road in Ughelli. During the operation, they signaled a black Lexus RS 350 with the registration number RBC 811 CY to stop. The driver, acting suspiciously, attempted to bribe the officers, who promptly declined the offer. Sensing the imminent capture, the driver quickly fled the scene, abandoning the vehicle and escaping into a nearby bush. The recovered vehicle yielded not only the abandoned battle axe but also two (2) iPhones. The investigation into this incident is currently ongoing.

Similarly, at approximately 21:00, operatives from the Sapele Division anti-crime patrol were engaged in a routine stop and search duty at Amukpe Roundabout in Sapele. During the operation, they intercepted an unregistered motorcycle carrying three individuals. Upon sighting the police, the suspects abandoned the motorcycle, their bags, and fled into the nearby bush. Upon searching the abandoned bags, the officers discovered two (2) cut-to-size locally made double barrel guns, seven (7) rounds of 7.62mm AK47 live ammunition, eleven (11) live cartridges, and various other items. The investigation into this incident is also ongoing.

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