The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali, has highlighted the achievements of the Command within the period June to August, 2021.
Addressing the press in Asaba, Delta State, the CP maintained that he will not look focus of his primary assignment which is to protect the lives and property of Delta residents.
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STATEMENT BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, DELTA STATE COMMAND, CP ARI MOHAMMED ALI, FCIA, psc, ON THE ACHIEVEMENTS MADE BY DELTA STATE COMMAND FROM JUNE 2021 TO DATE ON 4TH AUGUST 2021 AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS ASABA.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,
I once again welcome you to this briefing which create a platform for us to interact and to showcase some of the Command’s achievements in crime control and management in the state. The successes recorded so far is a credit not only to the Police, but to all well-meaning persons who have been assisting us by providing us with timely and useful information in the fight against criminal elements in the state.
My primary assignment is to provide adequate security for the good people of Delta State and to ensure Delta state is safe for all.
Yesterday Tuesday 3/8/2021, I had another stakeholders meeting with Fulani herders and farmers in the state at the police officers mess, Okwe, with the DG on security to the Delta state government Hon David Tonwea representing the Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. I emphasize on the need for a peaceful coexistence between the herders and farmers, I also looked at their challenges, and modalities have been put in place to see that the herders/farmers crisis come to a halt in Delta State.
In compliance with the State Government covid-19 imposed curfew in the state from 0000 hrs – 0400 hrs to stop the further spread of the covid-19 pandemic, raid/ restriction of movements are been carried out by the Command on daily basis and suspects arrested are being charged to mobile court set up by the state government. The command is aware of the danger of the covid-19 pandemic and the recent awareness by the federal government on the 3rd wave of the pandemic. The command will sustain its effort to ensure that there is no further spread of the covid-19 virus in the state while advising members of the public to comply with all Covid 19 protocols.
Below are some of our breakthroughs in recent past.
1.RESCUE OF KIDNAPPED VICTIMS/ARREST OF THREE SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS AND RECOVERY OF TWO (2) AK 47 RIFLES, FIVE MAGAZINES, FORTY TWO LIVE AMMUNITON: Sequel to earlier reported case of the kidnap of one Gloria Edowhouoro of Ekpuda ‘f’ on the 30/7/2021 in Otu-Jeremi, the DPO Agbarho Division acting on a tip off that kidnappers were heading towards Agbarho area, mobilized and led a joint team of police and vigilante, intercepted the kidnappers who quickly reversed and sped off. The suspect one Joel Akatakpo ‘m’ 28yrs was chased and arrested. On the 2/8/2021 at about 0530hrs the DPO Otu-Jeremi arrested two (2) additional suspects: namely Eseoghene Ogbogbo ‘m’ 36yrs and Telneson Juma ‘m’ 30yrs at Agbarho and Uwamugie communities in Ughelli North Local Government. When search was conducted in Telneson Juma house, two (2) AK 47 rifles with breach Nos. 04174 and 30746, with NPF inscription written on it, forty-two (42) live ammunition loaded in five magazines were recovered. The victim was rescued unhurt while manhunt for two other fleeing members of the gang is ongoing. Similarly on the 1/8/2021 at about 1842hrs, acting on the information received that Nine armed men emerged from the bush and kidnapped occupants of some vehicles on transit, the DPO Ofuoma mobilized and led police/vigilante patrol teams to the scene, the surrounding bushes were combed, the kidnappers abandoned the kidnapped victims in the bush and fled. The six (6) victims were rescued unhurt, manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.
2.ARREST OF A MURDER SUSPECT/RITUALIST: Sequel to the missing person report received by the Command on 2/8/21 at about 1456hrs of one Mrs. Patience Komore aged 50yrs, who disappeared after leaving for Umeh market in Isoko south LGA to get fish. I directed the Divisional police officer Oleh to unravel the mystery behind her disappearance. The DPO Mobilized police operatives, vigilante, and community leaders who continuously worked together and gathered information regarding the case. Acting on a tip off, on 3/8/2021 at about 1300hours, One Onos Simon m’ age 25yrs an Okada man was arrested, the Okada rider was the same person who carried the woman on that faithful day. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the killing of the missing woman Mrs. Patience Komore in connivance with one Akpoghene Shoemaker ‘m’ now at large. They raped her and robbed her of the sum of forty thousand before killing her using a machete. Not only did they kill her, they also removed her eyes and private part for ritual purposes. Suspect also confessed that one lucky Daniel of Ohoro town contracted them to bring the body part for him after paying them one hundred thousand naira (#100,000). The decomposing corpse has been recovered and deposited in the mortuary. Members of the public are hereby urged to assist the police with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the fleeing Akpoghene shoemaker and lucky Daniel.
3.WAR AGAINST CULTISM: During the period under review, the command arrested over one hundred suspected cultists in Asaba, Ogwashi-Uku, Agbor, Warri, Sapele and Ukwani LGAs. Exhibit recovered from them includes locally made guns, double barrel short guns, and pump action. Some of them have been charged to court while others are still undergoing investigation. The command is doing everything possible to get rid of cultist in the state.
4.ARREST OF SUSPECT WHO FAKED THE DISSAPEARANCE OF HIS DAUGHTER: On 20/7/2021 at about 1315hrs, a case of missing person was reported at ‘B’ division Warri of a missing 21 yr Old girl by name Stephanie Solomon Oghenevoke. On a quick reaction, the command issued a press statement to that effect. Members of the public who saw the publication on various online media and newspapers informed the police that she was seen around Okpaka in Udu local govt. The police moved to the area and arrested a friend to the girl, The suspect confessed that the father of the girl Mr. Solomon odjiwwuderhie asked to please allow the girl to stay with them for some time. The girl’s father was immediately arrested, and he confessed that he masterminded the girl’s disappearance because the mother of the girl is owing the girl’s boss a huge amount of money close to the sum of fifty million Naira (#50,000,000). They believe that with the disappearance of the girl, her boss wont have the guts to demand for his money.
5.ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS/RECOVERY OF ARM AND AMMUNITION: On 3/8/2021 at about 1400 hours, acting on credible information gathered, surveillance team attached to GRA Division Asaba arrested one Abraham Umar ‘m’ age 27yrs, Ibrahim Abo m’ age 30yrs, and Nuru Ali ‘m’ age 20yrs all from Adamawa state. They were arrested at No. 1 Waterholic Street, off Midwifery road Asaba. Suspects while on interrogation confessed and led the operatives to their hideout where their operational weapon was kept. Exhibit recovered includes one English Barreta pistol, one locally made revolver pistol, two cartridges, one round of 9mm ammunition. Investigation is ongoing.
6.ARREST OF SUSPECTED CULTISTS AND RECOVERY OF ONE CUT TO SIZE SINGLE BARREL GUN: On the 26/7/2021 at about 2310hrs, Raider Operatives in collaboration with Anti-Cult Volunteer corps raided some black spots and criminal hideout in Sapele town two male suspected cultists by name Ehis Gbamnido ‘m’ 30yrs and Bobo Otuma ‘m’ 30yrs when search one (1) cut to size single barrel gun, one (1) battle axe, one (1) present IGP portrait and one (1) cutlass was recovered and both confessed to be Eiye confraternity members. Investigation is ongoing.
7.ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS/KIDNAPPERS/CULTIST AND RECOVERY OF A FABRICATED BARRETA PISTOL WITH THREE 9MM LIVE AMMUNITION: ON 2/7/2021 At about 0925 hours, RRS operatives while on patrol along Udo road warri arrested the following persons namely prince Onotanare ‘m’ Age 22yrs, Gift Ogbeje ‘m’ age 19yrs, Lucky Egere ‘m’ age 22yrs old, Charles Eungu ‘m’ 25yrs, Joshua Onatseye ‘m’ age 22yrs old. During the search, a fabricated barreta pistol with three 9mm live ammunition. They all confessed to be members of Aiye and JVC confraternity respectively.
8.RECOVERY OF ONE AK 50 RIFLE/ONE MAGAZINE AND 19ROUNDS OF 7.62MM LIVE AMMUNITION: On 15/7/21, the Commander RRS and team while on visibility patrol along Ibusa/Ogwashi-Uku/Issele Azagba road, on getting to a certain point after Ogwashi-Uku Poly, came across a group of four young men who emerged from the bush but On noticing the presence of the operatives ran back into the bush. The operative gave them a hot chase which led to exchange of gun fire. However, realizing that the police had upper hand against them, they threw away one AK50 rifle with breach no NA48333 containing a magazine loaded with nineteen rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition. Manhunt for the fleeing suspect is ongoing.
9.ARREST OF SUSPECTED IMPERSONATORS/RECOVERY OF SUSPECTED STOLEN VEHICLE AND A TOY PISTOL: On 31/7/21 RRS operatives while on stop and search duty at head bridge Asaba intercepted a Ford vehicle with REG No. 9791F7 with two occupants, one Bankole Odusi ‘m’ of No. 19 Sango Ijoke street Lagos wearing a police uniform and Samuel Idowu ‘m’ 49yrs of No. 1 Olatunji Mall market Lekki Lagos who was wearing a T-shirt with police colour. Upon search, A Toy beretta pistol was recovered from them. On interrogation, they initially said they were police officers, but later admitted to be spy police. Investigation is ongoing.
10.ARREST OF SERIAL KIDNAPPERS, RECOVERY OF THREE SINGLE BARREL GUNS, ONE LOCALLY MADE CUT TO SIZE GUN:On the 28/7/2021 at about 2100hrs, acting on intelligence gathered over a period of time concerning a kidnap suspect who has been terrorizing Agbor and its environs, the Area Commander Agbor detailed surveillance team to Alifikede. The operatives on arrival surrounded the area which made it impossible for the suspects to escape. The operation was a huge success as one Adamu Bayero ‘m’ 43yrs old who had a bullet injury sustained from the gun duel with Police during previous kidnap operation and one Mohammed Ahmed ‘m’ 26yrs old were arrested. Further investigation led to the recovery of three (3) single barrel rifles, one (1) locally made pistol and nine (9) cartridges. The suspect took detectives to their hideout in Ogah bush, where their other gang members ambushed the police, serious gun duel ensued, the two suspects in an attempt to escape were caught up in a cross fire, sustained gunshot injuries. They were taken to the hospital where they gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. One additional locally made cut to size gun was recovered from the scene.
CONCLUSION: As you can all see from some of the achievements in the period under review, it will be observed that the command is not relenting in its tireless effort and fight against crime and criminalities. The command will sustain this force and ensure that criminally minded individuals will not see the state as a safe haven for them.
Thank you all
CP ARI MOHAMMED ALI, FCIA, psc+,
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
DELTA STATE COMMAND
Healthcare Delivery: Armed Forces Partner NPHCDA
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has expressed the readiness of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in sustaining the collaborative healthcare arrangement with the National Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). This, he said is in order to further improve healthcare services for members of the AFN and the nation in general.
The CDS, who made the disclosure during the visit of the management Staff of the agency, said the AFN would continue the partnership given its commitment to ensuring good healthcare system for personnel and their families.
He commended NPHCDA for championing the eradication of polio virus and other childhood diseases in the country.
The NPHCDA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said he was at the Defence Headquarters to solicit the support of the military towards ensuring that children in the various areas affected by insecurity are vaccinated against any form of disease, especially the circulating Mutating Polio Virus.
The Executive Director indicated that the NPHCDA and its partners are working to reach security compromised locations in the country so as to halt the scourge.
He applauded the CDS for his pragmatic leadership and commended the resilience and gallantry of the members of the AFN, particularly troops in the theatres of operation.
Please kindly disseminate this information to the public.
Police Arrest Kano Teacher for Abducting, Killing Five-Year-Old Pupil
A teacher in Kano, Abdulmalik Tanko, has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the kidnap and death of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old pupil.
The pupil was said to have been kidnapped in December and her abductors had demanded N6 million ransom.
In a statement on Thursday, Abdullahi Kiyawa, police spokesperson in Kano, said Tanko killed his pupil when he found that she had recognised him.
“Some time on the 04/12/2021 at about 2030hrs, a report was received from a resident of Dakata Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State that, one Hanifa Abubakar, ‘f’, aged 5 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00) was demanded,” the statement reads.
“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, met with heads of security agencies in the state, re-strategised for effective service delivery and raised a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits.
“Sustained efforts and prolonged follow-up led to the arrest of one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, ‘m’, aged 30 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State and one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, aged 37 years old, of same address by a detective team of the Department of State Services (DSS), Kano State.
“On investigation, Abdulmalik confessed that, the victim, Hanifa, is his student at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State. He kidnapped her and took her to his house where he contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00).
“On the 18/12/2021, having realised that the victim recognised him, he claimed to have poisoned her to death, conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, took and buried her in a shallow grave located at the private school premises located at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.
“Hashim also confessed that, sometimes in the month of November 2021, the principal suspect, Abdulmalik met him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, ‘f’, 27 years old, of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano State and ordered them to kidnap Hanifa. They planned but later rescinded their action. Fatima was also arrested.“
The suspects, the police said, led a combined team of security and medical operatives to where the body was buried.
The corpse was exhumed and taken to the Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano where she was confirmed dead.
The police added that the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
LAWMA Embarks on Two-day Enforcement Operation at Lekki
Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has embarked on a two-day enforcement operation at Lekki axis, to clear the roadsides of various illegal activities defacing the environment.
The exercise involved clearance of waste nuisance and dislodging of street trading from First Roundabout to Jakande axis, as well as Freedom Way entrance, on Lekki Epe expressway.
The Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni said the operation would ensure that the area was rid of structures and elements constituting environmental nuisance, such as littering and improper waste disposal, currently undermining efforts of the Authority at maintaining sustainable cleanliness.
He said, “Our enforcement team is carrying out a two-day campaign, which began on Thursday, January 20, 2022, to stem the tide of littering and defacing of the environment, ensuring that effective sanitation is sustained within the VI axis of the state”.
Odumboni pointed out that street trading activities by some persons in the area, had attracted all forms of gathering, including beggars, thus leading to high level of environmental degradation, including littering and open defecation.
The LAWMA helmsman stated that the agency had rolled out various programmes and initiatives, aimed at achieving a consistently clean environment across the metropolis, calling on residents to support those efforts, by avoiding indiscriminate waste disposal and other vices.
He also implored residents to imbibe the habit of bagging their wastes at all times, using appropriately covered waste bins for containerisation, as well as patronising assigned PSP operators, who had been mandated to evacuate wastes generated by tenements.
For inquiries on waste management related issues in your area, please call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 (for GLO users).