Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspected armed robbers and kidnappers in the state.
The Command’s acting spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed NAN’s arrest on Wednesday in Warri.
Bright, who identified the suspects as Kelvin Godstime and Samson Ekutu, added that they were captured on June 14 on the Warri-Ughelli axis of the east / west highway.
He explained that the Eagle-Net Command Special Squad, while detained and searching, intercepted a commercial car in which the suspects were found along with four other passengers.
“On June 14, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m. M., Eagle-Net Special Squad Agents, while conducting a routine patrol / stop and search service on the Ughelli-Warri Highway, intercepted a Toyota Picnic car with six male occupants.
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“They were all asked to come down for a search following his suspicious gaze.
“In the search process, three locally made handguns, two cell phones, a power bank and a sum of N316,640.00 were recovered from the possession of Godstime and Ekutu,” Bright said.
He said the investigation into the matter was ongoing.
Bright said that Police Commissioner (CP) Mr. Ari Ali had identified proactive surveillance as essential in crime prevention.
The police spokesman added that the CP had continued to educate divisional police officers and tactical commanders to adopt the surveillance system.
He said this could be achieved through intensive arrests and searches, regular patrols and raids on black spots.
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