Police Arrest 54-year-old Woman with 175 Live Cartridges in Delta

Sylvester Idowu in Warri

The operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a 54-year-old woman, identified as Ms. Efe David, with 175 live cartridges.

The suspect was arrested last Sunday during a routine patrol along Asaba/Ibusa Road by operatives of the Eagle-Net Social Squad.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police,  Abaniwonda Olufemi, made the disclosure yesterday when he reeled out statistics of arrests made since he assumed office.

He said that on the February 17, 2024, at about 14:20 hours, operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad while on routine patrol along Asaba/Ibusa Road, flagged down a commercial Sienna vehicle coming from Onitsha and that during search of the vehicle and passengers one Efe David ‘f’ 54yrs of Oria Abraka  Ethiope East LGA, Delta State, was arrested with 175 live cartridges, adding that the suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.

Abaniwonda disclosed that another woman, Ms. Ugornna Nnanye, aged 32 years, was also apprehended for dealing in controlled illicit drugs and that upon her arrest, 284 bottles containing substance suspected to be codeine were recovered from her.

According to him, the suspect, who resides at Obinnecu Street, was arrested last Saturday along Mariam Babangida Way, Asaba at about 5.45 p.m. following a tip off that she deals in controlled illicit drugs.

The police commissioner said that the Rapid Response Squad, had on February 7, apprehended three suspected drug dealers at Head-Bridge, Asaba with 100 bottles of substance suspected to be CSC Codeine and 400 sachets of 250mg of Tramadol and some other suspected hard drugs.

He disclosed that the suspects were Mr. Lucky Emmanuel of Ughelli aged 40 years; Mr. Enunwuune Snu, aged 46 years and Mr. Jacob Efedey aged 32 years, were arrested when a Toyota Hiace bus was flagged down during stop and search at Head-Bridge Asaba for a routine check.

“During the search, three cartons containing 100 bottles of substance suspected to be CSC Codeine and 400 sachets of 250mg of tramadol, and some other suspected hard drugs were recovered from the trio. Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing,” he said.

Abaniwonda, therefore, directed all his Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to sustain raids of identified black spots, and drug dealers in their area of responsibility, embark on visibility patrol/stop and search duty, and ensure that crime and criminality does not thrive in their area.

“While assuring Delta residents of adequate security, I wish to use this medium to solicit for their continuous understanding, support and cooperation with the state government and police authorities in the fight against crime and criminality,” he added.

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