The Delta state police command has arrested four suspected armed robbers and recovered ammunition from them.
DSP Bright Edafe, the Spokesman of the Command, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, November 28, said the suspects were arrested during stop and search by the Anti-Crime Patrol Teams.
“On the 26/11/21 at about 2315 hours, Anti-Crime patrol team attached to Ekpan Police Station while on visibility patrol/stop and search duty flagged down a motorcycle with three occupants by Benjones in hausa Market along NPA Expressway, Warri,” the PPRO sstated.
“The suspects alighted from the motorcycle and one of them surprisingly shot at the team but the team who were strategically positioned returned same. During the gun duel, one of the suspects named Yusuf Ibrahim ‘m’ age 27, was shot on his left foot which brought him down and he was arrested along with the rider of the motorcycle one Hashimu Garba ‘m’ 30 yrs of Mami Market, Effurun while the third suspect escaped. Exhibit recovered includes one cut-to-size locally-made single barrel gun, three live cartridges and two expended cartridges. Manhunt for the fleeing suspect is ongoing,”he added.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has stated that stop and search is an important part of proactive policing.
According to him, it is better to take the fight to the doorstep of the criminals, arrest and prosecute them even before they carry out their activities.