In a resounding display of law enforcement prowess, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the police force to maintain law and order within the state.
Recent developments underscore the dedication of the police force in upholding this commitment. CP Abass gave the allegiance while highlighting some of the breakthroughs in combating crime in the state.
According to Delta Police image maker, DSP Bright Edafe Delta Police received a distress call reporting the suspected kidnapping of two individuals on the Oghara-Ugbenu link road. Swift action was taken by the Divisional Police Officer of Oghara, CSP Olasunkanmi Musiliu, who, armed with credible intelligence, led a joint team of police operatives, including the Anti-Cult Unit, SIB Unit, and local vigilante groups, into the Oghara-Ugbenu Forest on August 31, 2023, around 11:30 am.
Their relentless efforts forced the kidnappers to abandon their victims, who were subsequently rescued unharmed. At the scene, law enforcement recovered four live cartridges, a Tecno Spark phone, an ATM card, and three SIM cards from various networks. Intensive efforts are underway to apprehend the fleeing kidnappers.
In a parallel operation, the Safe Delta Squad achieved a significant breakthrough by apprehending Michael Danjuma, a 23-year-old native of Latang in Plateau State, residing in Hausa Market by Custom Okpanam. Danjuma was involved in the vandalism of cables, and a search of his premises yielded a Beretta Pistol, a magazine, vandalized cables, two ATM cards, and a steel pair of scissors. He is currently in custody and will face legal proceedings upon the completion of the investigation.
In line with CP Wale Abass’s directives to maintain vigilance and increase patrol visibility, the Eagle Net Special Squad Operatives apprehended Chimuanya Francis Onwusonye, a 30-year-old resident of Onitsha, Anambra State. During the arrest, a Beretta Pistol with four rounds of live ammunition was seized from him. Onwusonye is now in custody as the investigation continues.
CP Wale Abass emphasizes that the Delta State Police Command will not tolerate criminal activities within the state. With the approaching ember months, traditionally marked by increased crime rates, he urges the public to remain vigilant, emphasizing that security is a collective responsibility.
The Commissioner assures the public of the police force’s unwavering dedication to curbing crime in Delta State and encourages citizens to provide valuable information to assist the police in their mission to protect lives and property.