Police Uncovers Goat Thieves In Delta, Recovers Arms 


The Police authorities in Delta state last Monday bursted a criminal syndicate that specialized in stealing goats from the communities and selling them to restaurants and hotel operators in the big cities.

The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu said in a statement Wednesday in Asaba, that three members of the syndicate fled and abandoned their loot during a stop and search operation by the police recently.

She said: ” On August 15, 2015 at about 8pm, a police highway patrol team on stop and search duty along Sapele/Benin expressway accosted a Toyota Camry Salon car with Reg. No. Edo 782 AP with three occupants.

“When the vehicle was flagged down to stop, the driver refused, so the police team pursue the car towards Benin road, where the suspects abandoned the car and escaped into the bush.

“When the vehicle was searched, ten live and one dead goats suspected to have been stolen were found inside the car booth.”

Kalu said that the car was subsequently impounded and the goats recovered, adding that investigation has commenced to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

In a related development, the police in the state have also recovered arms and ammunition from suspected armed robbers who abandoned their vehicle and fled after police bursted a robbery operation in Warri.

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The police spokeswoman said the incident happened on August 17, 2015 after a police patrol team attached to Ugborikoko Division received a distress call that a gang of armed robbers was operating along NNPC Housing Complex road, Warri.

She said: “Consequently, the police team moved to the scene and on sighting the Police patrol vehicle, the three hoodlums in a red Vento salon car, with Reg. No. Delta EFR 11 DE jumped out of the vehicle and took to their heels.

“The police team promptly searched the vehicle and recovered one AK 49 rifle, No.1969, 805536 with five rounds of live ammunition, a pair of plate number.”

Kalu said that all the recovered items and the abandoned Vento car have since been registered as exhibits, while the police has intensified efforts to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

Source: Dailypost.ng

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