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75 armed robbers, kidnappers arrested in Delta

07 March 2014, 09:47

Asaba - The police in Delta said it had arrested 75 armed robbers and kidnappers between January and February this year.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ikechukwu Aduba, made the announcement at a news conference in Asaba on Wednesday.

He said that the Police in Delta would continue to fight criminals in the state.

The commissioner said that the State Government had assisted the command with the refurbishment of broken down vehicles.

Aduba warned criminals and their collaborators that the state was no longer safe for them to operate. .

The police chief said that the command had made remarkable breakthrough in the first quarter of the year between January 1 and March 4.

Aduba said that the command recovered N420 000 suspected stolen cash, 68 ammunitions, 23 stolen vehicles, five stolen motorcycles, arrested 19 murder suspects and rescued 10 abduction victims.

The commissioner said that 23 firearms were also recovered and that 10 suspects were currently awaiting trials while 107 cult members arrested also during the period.

He said the fighting spirit of the command was recently given recognition and motivation by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, with his recent award of service medals to 44 officers in the command.

Aduba said that the command was ready to fight crime with renewed vigour, asking for more support and cooperation from members of the public.

-  NAN

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