In an ongoing effort to maintain peace and security within Delta State, Commissioner of Police Abaniwonda Olufemi has assured residents of continued vigilance against criminal activities.
In recent operations, law enforcement agencies have made significant strides in intercepting criminal elements attempting to disrupt the tranquility of the state.
On the 5th of February 2024, officers from the Delta Dragon Patrol conducted a routine stop and search operation along the Kwale/ Ogwashi-Uku Expressway. During the operation, a commercial Sienna Bus traveling from Ughelli to Asaba was intercepted. Upon inspection, a locally fabricated pistol and two live cartridges were discovered concealed within the belongings of one Fedelis Akpos, a 23-year-old resident of Ewhu Community, Ughelli South L.G.A. The swift actions of the police led to the apprehension of the suspect, who is currently in custody pending further investigation.
In a separate incident on February 7, 2024, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) intercepted a Toyota Hiace bus during a routine stop and search at Head-Bridge Asaba, Delta State. Upon searching the vehicle, officers uncovered three cartons containing one hundred bottles of CSC Codeine, four hundred sachets of 250mg Tramadol, and other suspected hard drugs. Three individuals, Lucky Emmanuel, Enunwuune Snu, and Jacob Efedeye, were arrested in connection with the illicit substances and are currently under investigation.
Commissioner Abaniwonda Olufemi commended the diligence of the officers involved in these operations, emphasizing the commitment of the Delta State Police Command to uphold the law and ensure the safety of all residents and visitors. He reiterated the importance of cooperation from the public in reporting any criminal activities promptly. Residents are encouraged to contact the nearest police station or utilize the provided hotline numbers to report suspicious behavior.
As the Delta State Police Command continues its efforts to combat crime, Commissioner Abaniwonda reaffirmed the commitment to swift and decisive action against all forms of criminality, underscoring the message that those who seek to disrupt the peace will be met with the full force of the law.
By Fikunmi Sokoya