By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ebrumede Divisional Headquarters in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have arrested forty years old Shola Ajose, a Staff of O’tres Fast Food over alleged armed robbery in Warri.
The suspect is a Supervisor in the fast food purportedly owned by Deaconess Roli Sheila Uduaghan, wife of former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
It was learnt that suspected armed robbers attacked one Fred Dolor in a commercial tricycle, robbed him of ninety six thousand (N96,000) Naira and his Infinite Hot 6 mobile phone valued at fourty eight (N48,000) Naira barely a week ago.
Following a complaints by the victim, the Ebrumede Divisional Officer, CSP Anieteh Eyoh and his men swung into action, tracked the phone with modern scientific technologies and arrested the suspect.
The suspect who is now cooling off his heels at the Police Cell denied being involved in any armed robbery operation.
He claimed that he bought the phone from a friend at the rate of seven thousand (N7,500) Naira out of sympathy.
“I didn’t know the phone was stolen. When I bought the phone, I didn’t see any pictures inside. Maybe it was flashed.”
He also recalled that his wife adviced him not to purchased a second hand phone before he ever bought it.
Shola Ajose promised to take the Police to the residence of his friend who sold the phone to him.
“The guy dey sell ticket for Keke for Estate. I go carry una go.”
Contacted, the Substantive Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya said, “I have been able to confirm it. Yes, it’s true.”
In a chat with newsmen, Mr. Fred Dolor who will be conferred with a Chieftaincy title this coming Saturday at the Okere-Urhobo palace in Warri narrated how he was dispossessed by the suspected armed robbers.
According to Dolor, “I was in a Keke around Okere market barely a week ago. These guys just entered the Keke and they were trying to confuse me. In the process, they robbed me of N96,000 cash and my infinite hot 6 phone, pushed me out of the KEKE. Since then, I have not been able to make or receive calls till the police tracked and arrested the suspect.”
Dolor commended the Police for their gallantry in ensuring that his phone was returned back to him.
“It is now, I know that the Police is realing working. Now I know that the people saying this Ebrumede police station DPO is not Well are all telling Lies, If anyone had told me that the Police could track and bring back my phone and even arrests a suspect, I wouldn’t have believes it. Thank you DPO.”