The Delta State Police Command has arrested a murder suspect alongside the suspected murder weapon; “a kitchen knife.”
This was revealed on the 14th day of January, 2022 through a press release made available to journalists by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Bright Edafe who stated that they acted on a distress call which led to the arrest of the murder suspect.
Find attached below the complete press release.
14th January, 2022
ARREST OF SUSPECTED MURDER SUSPECT
ARREST OF TWENTY (20) SUSPECTED CULTIST/ARMED ROBBERS AND RECOVERY OF A DUMMY GUN, ILLICIT DRUGS AND FORTY-EIGHT (48) WRAPS OF WEED SUSPECTED TO BE INDIAN HEMP
1.On 12/1/2022 at about 2100hours, The Divisional Police Officer Otu-Jeremi Division received a distress call that a man was stabbed to death at Otu-jeremi community in Ughelli South LGA. The DPO mobilized and led Police patrol teams to the scene. At the scene, the lifeless body of the man was seen in a pool of his own blood and the house deserted. Investigations revealed that there was an altercation between the deceased named Twere Shipiode ‘m’ aged 29yrs and one Paul Ogilo ‘m’ age 26years. Upon an intelligence led investigation, the suspect was trailed to an uncompleted building in Otu-Jeremi where he was seen with a kitchen knife suspected to have been used in committing the crime and he was immediately arrested. Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted committing the dastardly act. He further stated that a fight ensued between him and the deceased after the deceased found him in his house and that the deceased accused him of attempting to defile his daughter. He stated that during the fight, he used the kitchen knife to stab the suspect on the neck. Suspect is in custody and investigation is ongoing.
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2.On 12/1/2022 at about 0248hours, Police operatives attached to the Command Raiders unit, raided a black spot at Ogarafe, Oghara in Ethiope west LGA during which twenty suspected cultists were arrested and a fabricated wooden gun, Six hundred and forty eight wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, one used female pant, various charms, one Knife, Sixteen bottles of codeine, ten packs of razlers, one Grinder used in grinding weeds and the sum of sixty-nine thousand (#69,000) were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
The Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc+ has mandated all Area Commanders, DPOS, Tactical Commanders to sustain this tempo and ensure that continuous raids of black spots are carried out within their area of responsibilities. The CP also urges parents and guardians to caution their wards to desist from buying, selling or taking hard drugs as whoever is caught will be arrested and prosecuted.
DSP. BRIGHT EDAFE,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
DELTA STATE COMMAND,