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Police foil armed robbery recover arms

Operatives attached to the Delta State Police Command have recovered an Ak47 rifle with twelve (12) rounds of 9mm live ammunition and twenty-three (23) live cartridges.

The recovery was made on Sunday 11 September 2022, at Hausa Market in Asaba area of Delta State.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that at about 4:00 am the command received a distress call that some suspicious-looking persons were using a tricycle in the area to operate at Hausa Market in Asaba.

Sequel to the report, operatives of Command’s CP-Decoy Squad were detailed to the area. Immediately the hoodlums sighted the Police officers, they abandoned a de-faced tricycle and took to their heels.

Upon a thorough search of the tricycle, a fabricated AK 47 rifle, twelve (12) rounds of 9mm live ammunition and twenty-three (23) live cartridges all concealed in a black polythene bag and hidden beneath the rear passenger’s seat were recovered.

Confirming the incident, DSP Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer Delta State Command said that the Command in a swift response to a distress call from Hausa Market in Asaba, about some suspicious-looking persons using a tricycle in the area, operatives of Command’s CP-Decoy Squad were detailed to the area where the hoodlums on sighting the Police abandoned a de-faced tricycle and took to their heels. Upon a thorough search of the tricycle, a fabricated AK 47 rifle, twelve (12) rounds of 9mm live ammunition and twenty-three (23) live cartridges all concealed in a black polythene bag and hidden beneath the rear passenger’s seat were recovered.
Edafe added that the effort is been intensified in collaboration with local vigilantes to arrest the fleeing suspects.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali appreciates the efforts of the residents in the State who always avail the Command with useful information that aids in crime fighting and urges them to continue to collaborate with the Command, noting that crime has no jurisdiction, as criminals do not have human sympathy and as such should not be allowed to go about their mischievous deeds unhindered. He also assures all that the identity of anyone who gives information to the Police will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

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