Police Overpowers Armed Robbers, Arrests One, Recovers Arms In Delta

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    By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Asaba

    The Ebrumede Police Divisional Headquarters on 14/7/17 at about 9:50pm overpowered the fire power of suspected armed robbery syndicate and arrested one Lucky Eraiga with a cut to size locally made double-barreled gun with two live cartridges and some bags as three others escaped along the popular PTI Junction near Uti junction.

    Contacted, the Divisional Police Officer of Ebrumede Division, CSP Ibrahim Shaibu declined comments on the matter.

    However, a Police Source who craved anonymity
    stated that the a patrol team led by ASP Aliyu Mariga   on routine stop & search duty at the aforesaid location accosted a tricycle with four occupants.

    The claimed that the occupants of the tricycle started running on sighting the Police who also gave them a hot chase.

    In the pricess they opened and began exchange of fire power with d Police.

    It was during this process that the said Lucky Eraiga was arrested.

    Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said,” you are very correct. There was a robbery on the 14th around Ebrumede axis. One lucky Eraiga was arrested with a tricycle with Reg.No. BUR 7754 H milk colour. Also recovered from him is one cut to size locally made double barreled gun with two live cartridges and some bags. He wasn’t the only one who went for the operation. Others escaped. He is helping the police in its investigation and the matter will soon be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Asaba.”

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