By Bright Edafe
Sequel to the Cult clashes in Sapele, Oghara and some other parts of the State, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali deployed tactical teams to Sapele Local Government Area to restore sanity in the affected areas.
Consequently, on the 23 January 2023 at about 20:00 hours, acting on credible intelligence on an alleged sponsor of Aro bagger cult group and also an active member of the group, a combined team of the Command Special Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and men of Operation Delta Hawk, stormed the above mentioned Hotel, trailed and arrested one Chief Joseph Ologbo, male, 37 years of Otor Community in Sapele Local Government Area, a renowned suspected financer and member of Aro Bagger cult group.
When search was extended to his fully tinted Toyota Tundra Van, one unlicensed pump action gun, two live cartridges, one expended cartridge, and an Aro Bagger cult regalia were recovered.
The suspect has made useful statement and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.
On the 22 January 2023 at about 08:00 hours, operatives of Decoy Squad led by ASP Julius Robinson acting on a credible intelligence on a syndicate who specializes in defrauding unsuspecting victims of their hard earned money, the operatives stormed Ogwashi-Uku town and arrested the following suspects; (1) Allison Louis, male, 27 years a native of Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa state, (2) Sunday David, male, 22 years a native of Oturkpo Benue state, (3) Peter Akagbai, male, 20 years from Umuokwe Quarters of Ogwashi-Uku and (4) Chibuzor Elumeze, male, 23 years from Ogbenta-Obi Quarters in Ogwashi-Uku.
Exhibit recovered from the syndicate includes one (1) tricycle, fifteen (15) different bank ATM cards.
During the course of the investigation, the suspects confessed to a series of fraud committed within Ogwashi-uku and Asaba metropolis with POS operators and filling stations as their major victims.
The suspects stated that they go to filling stations, POS operators and super markets, purchase items and also make withdrawals with the ATM cards and then call their banks and give a false complaint that the transaction was not successful.
The banks without due investigation will then wrongly debit the victims and credit the accounts of the suspects.
They have so far defrauded their various victims several millions of naira. Investigation is ongoing.
@views exclusive rights: DSP BRIGHT EDAFE, POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,DELTA STATE COMMAND,
ASABA, JANUARY 25TH, 2023.