Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The police in Asaba, Delta State have arrested a man, one Harrison Ofesi, for concealing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp in two truck tyres fixed with rims.
Ofesi, who resides at Iyeze Street, opposite UBA, Abbi in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state was arrested, while the two tyres were recovered last Tuesday.
A vulcanizer helped police investigators to uncover his tracks by removing the rims and later discovered that the tyres had been stocked with several wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the arrest in Asaba on Tuesday, disclosed that the suspect was undergoing further investigation while the exhibits had also been recovered.
Kalu also confirmed the recovery of arms and a snatched car, explaining that there was a distress call that one Chukwudi Okeke of Enerhen was robbed of his Toyota Camry car with registration number FST 125 AC at Bazunu Street, Warri.
The state police spokesman said, “Consequently, a patrol team from Enerhen Division swung into action and gave the hoodlums a hot chase.
“The bandits in a bid to make away with the stolen car engaged the patrol team in exchange of firing as a result of which the armed robbers later abandoned the car and escaped with bullet injuries.”
While saying that efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspects, Kalu listed items recovered to include the said Toyota Camry car stained with blood, two locally made pistols and two live cartridges.
According to her, three suspected car snatchers identified as Jamilu Oseni (42), Aliu Mohammed (35) and Auwalu Umar (28) were arrested at Otovwodo, Ughelli, while the suspected snatched vehicle, a Volkswagen Vento car with registration number AG 177 PT, was recovered.
She said the owner of the snatched car, one Aregor Gold, sighted the suspects cruising with the vehicle and quickly informed the police, who chased the hoodlums to recover the car and arrested them.
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