The Delta State Police Command has arrested a robbery suspect, Joseph Vincent, and recovered two locally fabricated pistols from him in Ughelli Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, who made this known in a statement on Thursday, April 13, 2023, said the suspect was apprehended by operatives of Dragon 18 and 29 of the command on Easter Sunday morning while aboard a tricycle along Jeremi/Iwhrekan road.
According to the PPRO, the suspect jumped down from the tricycle and attempted to escape into a nearby bush, however, he was given a hot chase and apprehended.
“On the 9/4/2023 at about 1000hrs, Operatives of Dragon 18 and 29, while on stop and search duty along Jeremi/Iwhrekan road in Ughelli South LGA, intercepted a tricycle with Reg. No. GBB 022 UN driven by one Isreal Sibito ‘m’ 58 yrs conveying three females and one male passenger,” the statement read.
“While a search was being carried out, the male passenger who was later identified as Joseph Vincent ‘m’, age 24yrs jumped down from the tricycle and ran into a nearby bush in an attempt to escape, he was given a hot chase by the operatives and arrested. When search was conducted on him, two (2) locally fabricated berretta pistols were recovered from him.
“Investigation is ongoing. While the Command remains committed to its core mandate which is the protection of lives and property, members of the public are advised to exercise patience when they are subjected to stop and search by police operatives as it is for the collective good and to ensure a safer Delta for all.
“The following dedicated phone lines are available to the public to reach the command as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation when the need arises 1. 08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287.”