The Eagle-Net Special Squad led by Inspector John Andersitukeb has reportedly arrested two robbery suspects in Delta State.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali disclosed this in a statement signed by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Odafe Bright.
According to reports, the team arrested two criminal suspects identified as Stanley Agbuke 32, and Esiaje Micheal 41. The state CP noted that officers of the command intercepted the two suspects on an unregistered Qlink motorcycle on 27/02/2021 at about 1408hrs.
Daily Post quoted the state police commissioner as saying that the team recovered one hundred and fifty (150) live cartridges, one Delta State vigilante group identity card, two (2) small itel phones, and alligator pepper from the suspected criminals.
CP Muhammed added that the case is under investigation.
Recall that Niger Delta Connect had earlier reported that the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali, has relieved two Divisional Police Officers and an Area Commander from their duties due to increasing crime rate under their watch. He strictly warned that any officer whose area of jurisdiction records more than three cases of kidnap or robbery will be immediately removed from that area.
He charged the area commanders and DPOs to be alert and make sure their districts are properly guarded and well secured.
In other news, the Nigeria Police confirmed the death of two officers in a fresh attack by gunmen in Calabar. Niger Delta Connect gathered that The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident while stating that there have been a re-enforcement of security in the area and that there is a manhunt on the assailants, who later abandoned their vehicle and ran into the bush when engaged in cross-fire gun battle.
“We lost two of our policemen, one is being hospitalized”, said Ugbo, a Deputy Superintendent of Police.
“Early this morning, the CP deployed men, so our tactical team is there, we are waiting for the outcome of the operation. The information we got was that during the operation, the bad boys would shout one particular thing – IPOB and all that.
“We wouldn’t know what these people want because some days ago some of our men were killed in Calabar, and now this one is happening.”
The PPRO added that the recent attacks are likely a scheme to further worsen the security challenges in the country and therefore, drastic measures must be taken to tackle this development.
She further debunked the rumour of six officers dying as a result of the attack, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sikiru Akande, has called for calm as investigations are ongoing to get to the root of the incident.