Police arrest 2, recover 44 phones, others in Delta

The Police Command in has arrested suspected cell phone snatchers in two separate operations in the state.The command’s acting spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, announced this to newsmen in Warri.He said that one of the identified as Bernard Aloba, was arrested June 7 operatives of the Safer Patrol team of the command the Warri-Sapele road.“ June 7, 2021 while men of the Safer Patrol team were stop and search duty on the Warri-Sapele Road”, intercepted one passenger bus of the first suspect simply identified as Amusa.“

searching the bus and the owner, 20 cellphones, three laptops suspected to have been stolen and one bullet proof material were recovered from a suspect,” he said.The police spokesman said that investigation was ongoing.Bright said that the second suspect, Iliyasu Hamzat was nabbed June 20.He explained that Hamzat was arrested men of the Safer Patrol team while on a stop and search duty on the Ughelli-Patani axis of the East-West road.“On June 20, 2021 at about 1500hrs, while on stop and search duty on the Ughelli-Patani road, intercepted a commercial vehicle.“

While search was on, one of the passengers  whose name and  address is unknown suddenly jumped into the bush and escaped.“On searching his luggage, 24 android phones of different makes was recovered.“However, one of his gang members, Hamzat who kept calling the suspect’s phone to find out is delaying the delivery of the stolen phones was tactically lured and arrested the police,” he said.Bright said that the police have  launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspect.(NAN)