The suspects, Joseph Tejri, Bala Abdul
Two suspected robber and cultist have been apprehended by the Delta State Police Command in Abraka.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 14, said that arms and ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
The PPRO also noted that a stolen green Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AH 229 AGD was recovered at Iyara, a suburb of Warri.
"On the 9/9/2021 at about 1710hrs, Personnel of Abraka Police Divisional patrol team while on stop and search duty along Agbara road Abraka intercepted an unregistered Daylong motorcycle ridden by one Bala Abdul ‘m’ age 21yrs old carrying one Joseph Tejri," he stated.
"When searched one locally made cut to size single barrel gun loaded with one (1) live cartridge was recovered from the passenger Joseph Tejri ‘m’ 24yrs old of Buowa Street Abraka. Search warrant was further executed in his house and premises where additional live cartridge was recovered
"Similarly, along Ugbedi road Abraka the same team in concerted effort with vigilante men arrested one Franklyn Awana ‘m’ age 20yrs, of Okpogoro Abraka with small locally made pistol and fourteen (14) rounds of live cartridges
"The suspect confessed belonging to Eiye secret cult confraternity and admitted that the guns were handed over to them by their senior cult members. One Efe Awana ‘m’, Sylvester Ovie ‘m’, Efeta and others at large. Investigation is ongoing.
"On 12/9/2021 at about 0910hrs, Divisional Anti-Crime patrol team of ‘A’ division Warri while on patrol along SIDO Street by Iyara recovered an abandoned vehicle, Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AH 229 AGD green in colour. By this release, the owner of the said vehicle can contact the Delta state command police public relations office, or visit ‘A’ Division Warri with relevant document to proof ownership." Edafe added.