Two robbery suspects, cultist arrested in Delta


The Delta State Police Command has arrested two robbery suspects in Aladja Community, Udu Local Government Area.

SP Bright Edafe, the Public Relations Officer of the command, disclosed on Tuesday in Warri.

Edafe said that the suspected hoodlums were nabbed by the operatives of Aladja police out-station.

According to him, the police operatives received distress call that some suspected armed robbers were carrying out a robbery operation in Aladja community.

“The District Officer alongside members of the community mobilised to the scene where the suspects were arrested at Igwere Quarters, Aladja.

“One locally-made gun, cartridges, knife and a suspected stolen phone were recovered from them,” he said.

According to Edafe, the suspects are currently in police custody, adding that investigation on the case was ongoing.

In another development, Edafe said that the command’s operatives on special assignment, deployed to Ughelli also arrested a suspected cultist.

The police spokesperson said that the suspect, whom he described as a “notorious cultist, ” was apprehended on Friday.

“Acting on a credible intelligence on the peddling of arms and an intended cult clash within Oteri Community in Ughelli, North, operatives led by ASP Julius Robinson trailed a notorious cultist and a mastermind of the intended cult clash to a hotel in Ughelli.

“The suspect, who is a member of the Eiye Confraternity, was arrested.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect took operatives to his residence where a Beretta pistol was recovered,” he said.

Edafe said that investigation on the matter is ongoing

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