Police Arrest Army, Gun Manufacturer, Two Others In Delta


The police in Delta State has arrested an Army Officer, Sergeant Okologbo Anthony, with No. 03NA/53/4586 of the Nigeria Army Engineering Regiment, Onitsha, Anambra State and illegal manufacturer of locally made guns, Ponsak Magani, who hails from Plateau State but resident in Delta State and involved in the supply of guns in the series of bloody crisis that has rocked Plateau state in recent time.

Also arrested were two armed robbery suspects, Kelly Ogun, of Peoples Club, Mkpor road, Onitsha and Chiko Kiku of Ugberami community, Ughelli, for allegedly robbing a business woman of her Rav 4 Jeep with Registration Number EKY 297 EJ.

Parading the suspects with hordes of other suspected criminals, the State Police Commissioner, Zanna Ibrahim said his men attach to Dragon Patrol Team 22 stationed along Kwale/Ogwashi-Uku road, intercepted a Rav 4 Jeep with Registration number, driven by someone in army uniform, with two other occupants, between the ages of 25-30 years.

“On questioning, they claimed to be heading to Onitsha in Anambra State, but could not produce the vehicle particulars. Upon search conducted on the vehicle, the vehicle particulars found indicated that one Florence Uboh, of Ogunu road, Warri, is the owner. Further inquiries revealed that the vehicle was robbed from her two days back at Ughelli”.

CP Zanna while lamenting the unfortunate incident regarding the kidnap of the British citizens at Enakorogha in Burutu by a gang of armed militants/kidnappers led by one Karowei Mgho, disclosed that the police acted on available intelligence, effected the arrest of the first four suspects who have various degrees of complicity in the case, saying one of the suspects, Ekpenunena Courtmember confessed to have led the gang to the scene.

“The first suspect, Ebimene Arerebo  31 years old of Torrindoro Community in Ekremo local government area of Bayelsa State was arrested by a team of military men attached to Sector 1 Operation Delta Safe, Effurun based on information that he aided and abetted the activities of the notorious kidnap syndicate headed by Karo-owei by acting as informant to the syndicate.”

According to CP, on 8 November, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Operatives deployed to Delta State in pursuit of the kidnappers who kidnapped four British citizens in Burutu successfully arrested two of the suspects.

“The duo confessed and volunteered to lead the IRT Operatives to arrest their remaining gang members in Sapele, on sighting one of the kidnappers, the IRT Operatives advanced to arrest him but unfortunately, the armed suspect suddenly brought out a berretta pistol and shot at F/No. 359454 Sgt. Sanusi Lanre in the stomach and F/No.360140 Sgt. Agunbiade Adebayo on his two hands.

“Other IRT members around immediately replied and gunned down the kidnapper, recovered the pistol and conveyed him and the wounded operatives to the hospital. However, on 8/11/17, at 1100hrs, the injured Sgt. Sanusi Lanre, who had been on intensive care unit of DELSUTH since the shooting, died.” Zanna said.


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