The Delta State Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, have arrested six suspected criminals who allegedly murdered the Prince of Orhuwhorun, Eric Takerere, and two Mobile Police Officers and attempted murder of his brother, Prince Franklyn Takerere.
This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe.
DSP Edafe revealed that the Command under the leadership of CP Ari Muhammed Ali did not relent in its effort to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang after the incident occurred.
He added that on 06/09/2021, police operatives from the Delta State Anti-kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad (SAKCCS) carried out a thorough investigation on 27-year old Godspower Agabarhayowe aka Ganagana and Tony Edwin (27) who were earlier arrested on July 09, 2021.
They further led police operatives to their hideout in Udu, Warri, and Aladja, where six other members of the gang were arrested.
Onoriode Shefo aka Chikago, 36, Omagbeosa Sholla, 30, Godwin Obukoemu aka Million, 30, Ejime Mugagba, 34, Ejiroghenen Nushe, 24, and Egho Monday, aged 28 years.
“They all confessed to be involved in the murder of Prince Eric Takerere, his two mobile police men”.
“They also led the operatives to their armoury where two AK47 rifles, one pump action gun, one locally made pistol, four magazines, seventy six rounds of live ammunition and thirty eight rounds of live cartridges were recovered.” Bright added.
Also DPO Ovwian Aladja, on the 07/09/2021 111mobilized a police patrol team and vigilante in the community to a robbery scene after he received a distress call that armed robbers were operating at Obogo community.
The police said that “the armed robbers on sighting the police patrol engaged the team in a gun duel but they could not withstand the superior firepower of the combined team,” adding that “during the gun duel, one of the armed robbers sustained serious gun shot injury, while two others escaped.”
“The injured suspect was rushed to a nearby hospital but he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
“One locally made pistol with one live cartridge were recovered,” the police said in their statememt.