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Police smash two armed robbery gangs, arrest 2 brothers, woman and four others in Delta
Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have smashed two armed robbery gangs and arrested two brothers, Choice Macaulay, Junior Macaulay, and five others including a female.
The acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who stated this in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said Choice Macaulay, 26, who is the leader of one of the gangs was previously charged to court and released.
“On the 18/8/2021 at about 1000hrs, acting on information received that three armed men burgled a house at Old Benin Road Oghara at about 0200hrs and made away with phones valued N400, 000,” he stated.
“The Divisional police officer Oghara swung into action, Detailed operative to investigate and bring the armed robbers to book. The Detectives through intelligence led operation arrested the following suspects: Choice Macaulay ‘m’ age 26yrs, Endurance Ejokirehie ‘m’ age 27yrs and Junior Macaulay ‘m’ age 21yrs at Indian hemp joint exhibits recovered from them includes: three phones, a dummy gun and iron rod used for the robbery
“The suspects confessed to the crime and the victims have identified the stolen phones as theirs. On further investigation, it was discovered that one of the suspects Choice Macaulay who is the leader of the gang was arrested before and charged to court, but was later released. The suspect led the detectives to their hide out where one locally made gun and two live cartridges was dug out from the ground where it was buried. Investigation is ongoing.”
Similarly, on August 18, at about 8:pm, a distress call was received that a gang of four armed robbers including a 26-year-old female, were operating at MTN road by pipeline Sapele.
“The DPO Sapele led crack team in conjunction with vigilante and during the operation four (4) suspects namely; James Wisdom a.k.a young diamond ‘m’ age 25yrs, Peter Ayodele ’m’ age 22yrs, Ikolo Micheal ‘m’ age 18yrs and Francis Success ‘f’ age 26yrs were arrested and the following items were recovered from them; three (3) cut to size single barrels gun with eighteen (18) cartridges, a Lexus car with Reg. No. YAB 750 BP. Investigation is ongoing.” the PPRO added.
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