Police recover stolen SUV, AK 47 rifle in Delta

The in Delta on Saturday recovered a stolen SUV car and AK 47 riffle from suspected criminals in two separate operations in the state.

The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Delta Command, DSP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a statement in Warri.

Bright said the SUV recovered on July 23 by the police crack team attached the Ebrumede Division near Warri.

“On July 23 at about 4:00 p.m, the DPO, Ebrumede Division, SP Bolarinwa Alabi, while on a stop and duty with a crack team attached the Division at one of the black spots close DSC Roundabout, Warri, flagged down a vehicle for but the driver refused stop and rather zoomed off.

“The DPO quickly led the crack team and went after the vehicle.

“The occupants of the vehicle realising that the police were not relenting, abandoned the Toyota RAV4 Jeep with Lagos number EPE 949 FF and fled,” he said.

Bright said a master key recovered from the vehicle.

He added that later revealed that the Jeep stolen from where it parked on July 23.

Bright said that the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing criminals.

He added that the DPO, Sapele Division, CSP Harrison Nwabuisi, led a crack team attached the Division to recover AK47 from a suspect at Ugbeyiyi area of Sapele.

“On July 23 at about 2130hrs, the DPO Sapele Division received a distress from someone in the 1jhUgbeyiyi area of Sapele and immediately led the crack team attached to the division to the area.

“The suspect, who wrapped an object in a caftan dress, on sighting the police took to his heels, but chased into a nearby bush where he dropped the wrapped object and escaped.

“When the wrapped object uncovered, one AK 47 rifle with one live ammunition recovered.

“The rifle with breach number 06957 was magazine but had already been corked. The ammunition in the chamber,” Bright said. (NAN)