Dragon 18 and 29 operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a 24-year-old supect, Joseph Vincent, with two locally-fabricated pistols along Jeremi/Iwhrekan road in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.
A statement made available to Newsafresh by the command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, on Thursday, said operatives intercepted a tricycle with Reg. No. GBB 022 UN ridden by a 58-year-old man conveying three females and one male passenger.
“While search was being carried out, the male passenger who was later identified as Joseph Vincent ‘m’, age 24yrs jumped down from the tricycle and ran into a nearby bush in an attempt to escape, he was given a hot chase by the operatives and arrested.
“When search was conducted on him, two (2) locally fabricated berretta pistols were recovered from him,” the statement disclosed.
Edafe urged members of the public to exercise patience during stop-and-search as it is for the collective good of all, adding that the command’s dedicated phone lines for complaints or distress situations are 08036684974, 08125958005 and 09053872287.